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Juridical Person
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[German Version]

Legal rights and duties apply primarily to individuals (“natural persons”; Person: III). In abbreviation, the law also grants organized entities the capacity to be addressed by rights and duties (legal capacity). If legal capacity is granted in relation to all other legally competent subjects, the law creates a juridical person. Lacking a natural capacity for acting, juridical persons “act” through their institutions. State law creates juridical persons under civil law (such as re…

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Germann, Michael, “Juridical Person”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11145>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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