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Body

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."

body

(Collection), noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness
Associated concepts: body corporate, body politic, governnental body, reviewing body

body

(Main part), noun core, corpus, essential part, figure, form, greater part, hub, main part, major part, principal part, shape, structure, substance
Associated concepts: body of an instrument

body

(Person), noun anatomy, cadaver, carcass, carrion, corporality, corporalness, corporeality, corpse, corpus, entity, human being, material existence, physical being, physique
Associated concepts: body attachment, body execution, body heirs
See also: aggregate, assemblage, assembly, band, bulk, character, committee, community, compact, confederacy, configuration, content, cornerstone, corporation, corpse, corpus, entity, form, generality, individual, majority, mass, materiality, party, society, structure, substance, weight

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.

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