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legal entity

Definition of legal entity

Noun

legal entity (plural legal entities)

  1. an organization such as a company or trust fund that the law treats as if it were a person, capable of entering into contracts and of being sued

Further reading

The term legal entity is used:

  • to refer to a juristic person, an artificial entity that the law treats for some purposes as if it were a person, such as an incorporated organization.
  • as a general term to describe all entities recognized by the law, including both juristic and natural persons.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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