civil corporation

civil corporation
A public corporation, such as a county, township, school district, or road district, otherwise known as a quasi corporation, of an involuntary character, being created by the state without the intervention of the people within its boundaries as an arm and instrumentality of the state for the administration of government locally. Dunn v Brown County Agricultural Soc. 46 Ohio St 93, 18 NE 496; Herald v Board of Education, 65 W Va 765, 65 SE 102.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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