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" A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law. it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental... "
The Writings of John Marshall: Late Chief Justice of the United States, Upon ... - Página 195
de John Marshall - 1839 - 728 páginas
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Public Documents of Massachusetts, Volume 1

Massachusetts - 1895
...now under discussion. Regarded as a creature of the sovereign, a corporation has been defined to be " an artificial being, invisible, intangible and existing only in contemplation of law." As such, it is obvious that there can be no such thing as a corporation which owes its existence to...
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A Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the ..., Volume 1

Alexander Mansfield Burrill - 1859
...Bl. Com. 467, 469. Marshall, C. J. 4 Whcaton's R. 518,636. Thompson, J. 14 Peters1 R. 122, 129. — An artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Marshall, C. 'J. 4 Wheaton's R. 636.— A franchise possessed by one or more individuals, who subsist...
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Institutes of International Law: Public and Private, as Settled by the ...

Daniel Gardner - 1860 - 719 páginas
...passed the corporate property, but not the franchise. The Supreme Court of the Union have held, that a corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law, and possessing only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity in the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Oliver Lorenzo Barbour - 1860
...the language of Ch. J. Marshall, a corporation "possesses only those properties which the character of its creation confers upon it, either expressly or as incidental to its very existence." (Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 4 Wheat. 636.) It has no other powers than such as are specifically...
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A Full and Arranged Digest of the Decisions in Common Law, Equity ..., Volume 1

Richard Peters - 1860
...4 Wheat. 316 ; 4 Cond. Rep. 466. 12. À corporation is an artificial being, intangible, invisible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of the law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 15

Indiana. Supreme Court, Horace E. Carter, Albert Gallatin Porter, Gordon Tanner, Benjamin Harrison, Michael Crawford Kerr, James Buckley Black, Augustus Newton Martin, Francis Marion Dice, John Worth Kern, John Lewis Griffiths, Sidney Romelee Moon, Charles Frederick Remy - 1861
...is conceded by the counsel for the plaintiffs, that a corporation, "being the mere creature of law, possesses only those properties which the charter...expressly, or as incidental to its very existence." As an incident, it is contended that this company had the power to acquire, hold, and dispose of lands;...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of ..., Volume 15

New York (State). Court of Appeals, Erasmus Peshine Smith, George Franklin Comstock, Henry Rogers Selden, Francis Kernan, Joel Tiffany, Samuel Hand - 1864
...power they possess." In Dartmouth College v. Woodward. (4 Wheat., 518), the same eminent judge says: "A corporation is an artificial being, invisible,...expressly or as incidental to its very existence." Chief Justice HOSMER, of Connecticut, asserts the same doctrine in the cases of the NY Fire Insurance...
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A Treatise on the Law of Consolidation of Railroad Companies: Being an ...

Elliott Anthony - 1865 - 288 páginas
...the .company, are also parties. The corporation itself, which is the offspring of the charter, and is an artificial being, invisible, intangible and existing only in contemplation of law, is also, in a certain sense, a party. But as the latter can only act through the medium of its trustees,...
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The Nation, Volume 66

1898
...Chief Justice Marshall, a pretty good authority in his day, defined a corporation In a dozen words: "An artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only In contemplation of law." This has never been Improved upon, and Mr. Morawetz, who has a great gift of clear statement, opened...
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Lower Canada Reports, Volume 16

1866
...to show the limited power of corporations. " A corporation being the mere creature of law possessing only those properties which the charter of its creation...expressly or as incidental to its very existence." (1) " That a corporation is strictly limited to the exercise of the powers which are specifically conferred...
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