What is BODY?

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. 140; State v. Edmundson, 04 Mo. 402; Walker v. State, 34 Fla. 107, 10 South. 80, 43 Am. St Hep. 186.

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