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body corporate Syllabification: bod·y cor·po·rate
Pronunciation: /ˈbädē ˈkôrpəˌrāt/

Definition of body corporate in English:


Formal term for corporation.
Example sentences
  • The Agency is a body corporate established under the Environment Act 1995.
  • But, your Honour, we would say a body corporate, an incorporated legal practice, is not properly described as a ‘firm of practitioners’.
  • These peculiar arrangements cannot be said of themselves to cause the Bank to conduct monetary and other policy any differently than if the Bank were like many other central banks, a body corporate constituted by statute.

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