body corporate

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noun Law.

a person, association, or group of persons legally incorporated; corporation.

Nearby words

  1. body cell,
  2. body center plate,
  3. body check,
  4. body clock,
  5. body combat,
  6. body count,
  7. body double,
  8. body drop,
  9. body dysmorphic disorder,
  10. body english

Origin of body corporate

First recorded in 1490–1500

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British Dictionary definitions for body corporate

body corporate

noun

law a group of persons incorporated to carry out a specific enterpriseSee corporation (def. 1)
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