A public corporation, created by government for political purposes, and having subordinate and local powers of legislation; c. g., a coun- ty, town, city, etc. 2 Kent, Comm. 275. An incorporation of persons, inhabitants of a particular place, or connected with a particular district, enabling them to conduct its local civil government. Glov. Mun. Corp. 1. In English law. A body of persons in a towu having the powers of acting as one person, of holding and transmitting property, and of regulating the government of the town. Such corporations existed in the chief towns of England (as of other countries) from very early times, deriving their authority from “incorporating” charters granted by the crown. Wharton.