artificial person


artificial person
artificial person n: legal person compare natural person

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

artificial person
index corporation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


artificial person
=>> person.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


artificial person
A legal entity that is not a human being but for certain purposes is considered by virtue of statute to be a natural person.

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


artificial person
A legal entity that is not a human being but for certain purposes is considered by virtue of statute to be a natural person.

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

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  • Artificial person — Artificial Ar ti*fi cial, a. [L. artificialis, fr. artificium: cf. F. artificiel. See {Artifice}.] 1. Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artificial person — ➔ person * * * artificial person UK US noun [C] (plural artificial persons) LAW ► LEGAL PERSON(Cf. ↑legal person) …   Financial and business terms

  • Artificial person — Person Per son, n. [OE. persone, persoun, person, parson, OF. persone, F. personne, L. persona a mask (used by actors), a personage, part, a person, fr. personare to sound through; per + sonare to sound. See {Per }, and cf. {Parson}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artificial person — noun : juristic person * * * Law. See under person (def. 11). * * * artificial person, Law. a corporation; person …   Useful english dictionary

  • artificial person — An entity that is recognized by the law as a legal person, i.e. one having legal rights and duties distinct from the individuals who comprise it. For example, a company is a person in the sense that it can sue and be sued, hold property, etc., in …   Accounting dictionary

  • artificial person — An entity that is recognized by the law as a legal person, i. e. one having legal rights and duties distinct from the individuals who comprise it. For example, a company is a person in the sense that it can sue and be sued, hold property, etc. ,… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • artificial person — A person created by law or by authority of law, such as a corporation, as distinguished from a natural person, that is, a human being. See 18 Am J2d Corp § 20 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • artificial person — Law. See under person (def. 11). * * * …   Universalium

  • artificial person — /atəfɪʃəl ˈpɜsən/ (say ahtuhfishuhl persuhn) noun Law a body invested by law with a legal personality, such as a corporation (opposed to natural person) …   Australian English dictionary

  • artificial — artificial, factitious, synthetic, ersatz mean not brought into being by nature but by human art or effort or by some process of manufacture. They are not often interchangeable because of differences in some of their implications and in their… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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