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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"India has a huge market for fitness brands, gym particularly and Body Mechanics has slowly carved a niche for itself in the market today.
This edition also has new color photos of skills, techniques, body mechanics, and draping; expanded coverage of theory and assessment, including more documentation; updated information on modalities and the approach to care; a new chapter on tools and techniques to prevent stress and injury to the therapist; background on the pathology of conditions (which are now organized by body region); and new anatomic illustrations.
"But if I can give a young player who wants to be the best they can be any advice, it would be to take up a martial art because it teaches you body mechanics.
A 50-year-old employee may feel more pain than his 22-year-old colleague, simply because of body mechanics. As we get older, our muscles and tendons aren't as pliable as they were when we were younger.
Meyer and Paula Derr offers information on deciding whether home care is possible, financing home care, creating a daily plan, avoiding burnout, proper body mechanics for ease of transfer and movement, and end-of-life care and the grief process.
They're nothing more than body mechanics, the greasemonkeys running base camps for the ailing.
Body mechanics and abdominal strength are key components to avoiding back injuries.
Train your maintenance personnel in lockout and tagout procedures, educate your harvesters on the importance of using proper body mechanics while working, and teach your loader operators how properly to stack bales and pile raw ingredients.
"Sometimes I watch friends garden and the body mechanics are horrendous," Matthews observed.
Garden Fit - Exercises and stretches that support core strength and proper body mechanics for bending and lifting.