Definition : Legal person

A body granted juridical personality independent and autonomous from its members and which possesses rights and obligations (for example, a company, a syndicate of co-owners). Without limitation, the latter has a patrimony and the capacity to take legal action or enter into contracts. It has a name which is given to it at the time of its constitution and exercises its rights and executes its obligations under this name. Legal persons are to be distinguished from natural persons.


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