Meaning of legal person in English:

legal person

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  • An individual, company, or other entity which has legal rights and is subject to obligations.

    ‘He accomplished this by our ignorance and lack of understanding of what constitutes a legal person.’
    • ‘The hidden premise here is that the unborn life, from its conception, constitutes a legal person.’
    • ‘In the first chapter we saw that the idea of the company as a separate legal person facilitates two core features of company law.’
    • ‘Trusts, of course, are not legal persons and cannot sue or be sued.’
    • ‘The Supreme Court will decide that since they are not legal persons, the 13 th Amendment does not apply to them.’