Each county in this State, now or hereafter organized, shall be a body politic and corporate. “Body politic and corporation” is a term generally applied to a county, city, school district, or municipal corporation. The term refers to a social compact or agreement by which the whole people covenants with each citizen, and each citizen with the whole people, that all will be governed by certain laws for their common good (Black’s Law Dictionary at 91, abridged 5th ed., 1983). In a historical context, this Article was the most controversial Article that came before...
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