legal entity

legal entity
A person or organization that can legally enter into a contract, and may therefore be sued for failure to comply with the terms of the contract. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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legal entity UK US noun [C] LAW
a company or organization that has legal rights and responsibilities, for example the right to make contracts and the responsibility to pay debts: »

All companies whose affairs are regulated by the Corporation Act are legal entities.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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