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

    Person; a corporation; an unincorporated association; a board; a code of laws.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A person. Used of a natural body or of an artificial one created by law, as a corporation. Also the main part of any instrument; in deeds it is spoken of as distinguished from the recitals and other introductory parts and signatures; in affidavits, from the title and jurat. The main part of the human body; the trunk. Sanchez v. People, 22 N. Y. 149; Sinte v. Edmundson, 64 Mo. 402; Walker v. Sinte, 34 Fla, 167, 16 South. 80, 43 Am. St Rep. 186.