A living human being. Legal systems can attach rights and duties to natural persons without their express consent.
See Artificial person (contrast).
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A living, breathing human being, as opposed to a legal entity such as a corporation. Different rules and protections apply to natural persons and corporations, such as the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, which applies only to natural persons.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:20 pm