Juridical person

A juridical person is a non-human legal entity, in other words any organization that is not a single natural person but is authorized by law with duties and rights and is recognized as a legal person and as having a distinct identity. This includes any incorporated organizations including corporations, government agencies, and NGOs. Also known as artificial person, juridical entity, juridic person, juristic person, or legal person.[1][2]

The rights and responsibilities of a juridical person are distinct from those of the natural persons constituting it.

  • In Haruki Murakami's novel 1Q84, the farming commune Sakigake (先駆け, lit. "pioneer") becomes recognized as a religious juridical person after splitting with the leftist militant group Akebono (, lit. "dawn").[3]

See also


  1. A., Garner, Bryan; 1860-1927., Black, Henry Campbell. Black's law dictionary. ISBN 9780314642721. OCLC 908072409.
  2. 1949-, Murakami, Haruki (2011). 1Q84. Rubin, Jay, 1941-, Gabriel, Philip, 1953- (1st ed.). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 978-0307593313. OCLC 701017688.

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