Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Pertaining to or concerning the body; of or belonging to the body or the physical constitution; not mental but corporeal. Electric R. Co. v. Lauer, 21 Ind. App. 466, 52 N. E. 703.
    —Bodily harm. Any touching of the person of another against his will with physical force, in an intentional, hostile, and aggressive manner, or a projecting of such force against his person. People v. Moore, 50 Hun, 356, 3 N. Y. Supp. 159.
    —Bodily heirs. Heirs begotten or borne by the person referred to; lineal descendants. This term is equivalent to "heirs of the body." Turner v. Hause, 199 III. 464, 65 N. E. 445; Craig v. Ambrose, 80 Ga. 134, 4 S. B. 1; Righter v. Forrester, 1 Bush (Ky.) 278.
    —Bodily injury. Any physical or corporeal injury ; not necessarily restricted to injury to the trunk or main part of the body as distinguished from the head or limbs. Quirk v. Siegel-Cooper Co., 43 App. Div. 464, 60 N. Y. Supp. 228.