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Natural person

A natural person is a human being perceptible through the senses and subject to physical laws. The term "natural person" is used in law to contrast real people with legal persons.

For example, such legal provisions as Amendment XIX to the US Constitution, which guarantees a woman's right to vote, apply to natural persons only. In many cases fundamental human rights are implicitely granted only to natural persons; for example a corporation cannot hold public office, but it can file a lawsuit.