entity
en·ti·ty /'en-ti-tē/ n pl -ties: an organization (as a business or governmental unit) that has a legal identity which is separate from those of its members see also alter ego, instrumentality, juridical person, legal person, pierce

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

entity
I noun actuality, being, body, character corpus, creature, embodiment, existence, individual, item, life, living thing, matter, module, object, oneness, organism, separate existence, single item, single piece, specimen, tangible object, unit, unit of being associated concepts: corporate entity, distinct entity, legal entity, separate entity II index body (collection), body (person), item, materiality (physical existence), totality

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


entity
n.
A being or abstraction, such as a corporation or estate, that can hold legal rights and obligations, owe and pay taxes, and sue or be sued.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


entity
An organization, institution, or being that has its own existence for legal or tax purposes. An entity is often an organization with an existence separate from its individual members—for example, a corporation, partnership, trust, estate, or government agency. The entity is treated like a person; it can function legally, be sued, and make decisions through agents.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.
Category: Nonprofits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


entity
A real being; existence. An organization or being that possesses separate existence for tax purposes. Examples would be corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. The accounting entity for which accounting statements are prepared may not be the same as the entity defined by law.
Entity includes corporation and foreign corporation; not-for-profit corporation; profit and not-for-profit unincorporated association; business trust, estate, partnership, trust, and two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest; and state, U.S., and foreign governments.
An existence apart, such as a corporation in relation to its stockholders.
Entity includes person, estate, trust, governmental unit.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


entity
I
A real being; existence. An organization or being that possesses separate existence for tax purposes. Examples would be corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. The accounting entity for which accounting statements are prepared may not be the same as the entity defined by law.
 
Entity includes corporation and foreign corporation; not-for-profit corporation; profit and not-for-profit unincorporated association; business trust, estate, partnership, trust, and two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest; and state, U.S., and foreign governments.
 
An existence apart, such as a corporation in relation to its stockholders.
 
Entity includes person, estate, trust, governmental unit.
II A person or legally recognized organization.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

entity
n.
   a general term for any institution, company, corporation, partnership, government agency, university or any other organization which is distinguished from individuals.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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