a person, association, or group of persons legally incorporated; corporation.
Origin of body corporate
First recorded in 1490–1500
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Examples from the Web for body corporate
This society is a body-corporate for the practice of physic within London, and several miles about it.London in 1731|Don Manoel Gonzales
This locker was big enough to admit the body-corporate of the skipper.Within The Enemy's Lines|Oliver Optic
The harengres, or fish-women at Paris, form a sort of body-corporate.
British Dictionary definitions for body corporate
law a group of persons incorporated to carry out a specific enterpriseSee corporation (def. 1)
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