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Definition of INDIVIDUAL

As a noun, this term de-notes a single person as distinguished from a group or class, and also, very commonly, a private or natural person as distinguished from a partnership, corporation, or associa-tion; but lt is said that this restrictive slgni-flcation ls not necessarily Inherent ln the word, and that it may, in proper cases, in-clude artificial persons. See Bank of U. 8. v. State, 12 Smedes & M. (Miss.) 460; State v. Bell Telephone Co., 36 ohio St 310, 38 Am. Rep. 583; Pennsylvania R. Co. v. Canal Com’rs, 21 Pa. 20. As an adjective, “Indivld-ual” means pertaining or belonging to, or characteristic of, one single person, either in opposition to a firm, association, or corpora-tion, or considered ln his relation thereto

 

Black's Law Dictionary 2nd edition

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