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Such corporations as are composed of persons who take a lively interest in the advancement of religion, and who are associated and incorporated for that purpose. Angell & A. Corp. § 36. Corporations whose members are spiritual persons are distinguished from lay corporations. 1 Bl. Comm. 470. They are generally called “religious corporations” in the United States. 2 Kent, Comm. 274: Angell & A. Corp. § 37.

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