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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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Energy-based bodywork is distinguished as taking "a metaphysical approach to health and well-being .
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Louis) and Cassel (massage therapy, Myotherapy College of Utah, Salt Lake City) update their study guide for students of massage therapy preparing for either the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage or the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. In this spiral bound second edition, diagrams, concise definitions, and tables cover the key information required in the areas of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology; clinical pathology; massage and bodywork assessment and application; and ethics, professional standards, and business practices.
Once your car is clean and dry, protect the bodywork with a good coat of wax, says Meguiar's.
Restrictions on rear bodywork, especially around the rear wheels.
He had only the dullest concrete box to start with, but has managed to give it an exciting curved shape just by adding faceted glass 'bodywork'.(3) On the front behind and under the rake it follows approximately the section of the auditorium, but the curve on the sides is quite fictitious.
All design, bodywork, paint jobs and lettering are carried out in-house.
Chicago, IL, December 05, 2012 --( BestMassage is saying “thank you” to massage and bodywork educators by offering them a 10% discount on their entire massage table and massage supply purchases made online, on the phone and at its showroom.
This was the one time in the company's history when it tried to update its traditional bodywork to provide a closed-in coup style.