Persons created and devised by human laws for the purposes of society and government, as distinguished from natural persons. Corporations are examples of artificial persons.
1 BI. Comm. 123. Chapman v. Brewer, 43 Neb. 890c .G2 N. W. 320, 47 Am. St. Rep. 779; Smith v. Trust Co., 4 Ala. 56 (Blacks Law 2nd Edition)