What is Body?

Legal Definition
A person.

2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A person. Used of a natural body or of an artificial one created by law, as a corporation. Also the main part of any instrument; in deeds it is spoken of as distinguished from the recitals and other introductory parts and signatures; in affidavits, from the title and jurat. The main part of the human body; the trunk. Sanchez v. People, 22 N. Y. 149; State v. Edmundson, 64 Mo. 402; Walker v. State, 34 Fla, 167, 16 South. 80, 43 Am. St Rep. 186.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Person; a corporation; an unincorporated association; a board; a code of laws.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary