Legal status is a term used to describe the position or status of an entity as determined by law. It implies a set of privileges, obligations, powers, or restrictions that are declared or established by law. This status is the state defined by law and can include citizenship and marital status. Citizenship is the condition of being a citizen with rights and duties.
Marital status is the condition of being married or single. Legal status is also the position that a company holds under the law, which includes a set of privileges, obligations, powers, or restrictions. The term 'charity' is used in its generally accepted legal sense and includes activities such as providing assistance to the poor, needy, or disadvantaged; promoting religion; promoting education or science; constructing or maintaining buildings, monuments, or public works; reducing the burden on the government; reducing tensions in the neighborhood; eliminating prejudice and discrimination; defending human and civil rights guaranteed by law; and fighting against community deterioration and juvenile crime. A political subdivision is a legal entity separate from a state that generally has certain state functions. This term generally includes counties, cities, villages, school districts, and in many states, plumbing, utility, recovery, drainage, flood control, or similar districts.