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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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For obtaining multiple shoots, stem nodal of Dianthus and shoot bud of Gladiolus explants were excised and cultured on shoot induction medium.
Each gladiolus corm produces a new corm, which begins to develop at about the time the plant begins to flower.
Gladiolus. Garden glads send up flower stalks 4 to 6 feet tall, miniature glads to 3 feet, baby glads to 1 1/2 feet.
However, Gladiolus callianthus is a more subtle variety, producing long stems bearing fragrant white flowers with subtle maroon markings inside.
Suggestions for the first element of the name included Anglo-Saxon "laefer" (gladiolus); Anglo-Saxon "lither" (bad, disagreeable); Old Norse "hlithar (slope); an Old English name, Leofhere; Middle English "livered" (coagulated, clotted).
Gladiolus (Gladiolus x grandiflorus Hort.), Iridaceae family, is an important cut flower propagated from corms.
The event included the Yorkshire Gladiolus Society Early Show and the Huddersfield Allotments and Gardens Federation Show - with keen competition among growers for the prizes.
"Final Fantasy XV" players are in for a treat this week since Square Enix is scheduled to release the March 2017 Update for the open world action RPG alongside the Episode Gladiolus DLC.
The present study was carried out to see the effect of humic acid in combination with NPK on soil for growth, flower production and vase life of gladiolus flowers.
This study aimed to evaluate the vegetative development and the production of corms of gladiolus subjected to different soil water contents and wood ash doses in a Cerrado Oxisol.