Bouvier's Law Dictionary,
by John Bouvier (1787-1851), Third Revision by Francis Rawle,
Kansas City: West Publishing, 1914, vol. 2, p. 1876.
analysis of the science of law presents a view, first, of the
rights of persons, distinguishing them as natural persons or
artificial persons, or bodies politic or corporations. These
rights are deemed either absolute, as relating to the enjoyment
of personal security, liberty, and of private property, or, on
the other hand, relative, that is arising out of the relation in
which several persons stand.