Update
Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE (www.oxfordreference.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 16 June 2021

Edward, Lord Thurlow 1731–1806
English jurist 

  1. Corporations have neither bodies to be punished, nor souls to be condemned, they therefore do as they like.
    usually quoted as ‘Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to be damned, and no body to be kicked?’
    John Poynder Literary Extracts (1844) vol. 1; see Coke