A society of people living in the same place, under the same laws and regulations, and who have common rights and privileges. In re Huss, 120 N. Y. 537, 27 N. E. 784, 12 L. R. A. 620; Gilman v. Dwight, 13 Gray (Mass.) 350, 74 Am. Dec. 634; Cunningham v. Underwood, 116 Fed. SOS. 53 C. C. A. !)9; Berkson v. Railway Co., 144 Mo. 211, 45 S. W. 1119. In the civil law. A corporation or body politic. Dig. 3, 4. In French law. A species of partnership which a man and a woman contract when they are lawfully married to each other.