bodily property

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Noun1.bodily property - an attribute of the body
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
bipedalism - the bodily attribute of being bipedal; having two feet; "bipedalism made the human form of birth possible"
dominance, laterality - superior development of one side of the body
body-build, build, physique, habitus - constitution of the human body
fatness, avoirdupois, blubber, fat - excess bodily weight; "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
leanness, spareness, thinness - the property of having little body fat
stature, height - (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
posture, carriage, bearing - characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture"
physiology - processes and functions of an organism
physiological property - a property having to do with the functioning of the body
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
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Donobert, in contrast, loses his bodily property in the form of his two daughters (who take possession of themselves) and at the end of the play, distributes his real property to the two suitors as an apparently suitable consolation prize--stripping his daughters of their dowries, keeping land ownership in male hands, and maintaining the 'Honor of [his] Fathers House' (5.2.35).
The idea of bodily property, then, is not necessarily areligious; stewardship can provide a theological rationale for at least a modified version of the property paradigm of the body in biomedical ethics.
Those rights, on standard accounts of property, would characteristically encompass general claims held against everyone (in rem) to exclusive possession and exclusive use of one's body, and to modification or destruction of bodily property; a conditional right (that is, a right whose exercise requires or is conditioned upon the voluntary agreement of another person) to earn income from particular uses of the body (labor, exercise of skills) through entering into contracts or licensure agreements; and the liberties to alienate these property rights in the body to another by gift or sale, or by bequeathal or transmission upon death.