primary body

primary body

[′prī‚mer·ē ′bäd·ē]
(astronomy)
The celestial body or central force field about which a satellite or other body orbits, or from which it is escaping, or toward which it is falling.
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The JAC has become the primary body responsible for judicial selection, a nod towards the need for greater accountability and fairness in the appointments process.
The Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade is the primary body governing Iran's mining industry.
Primary Body Parts: Glutes, quads, lower back, core.
Cases of morbidity were classified according to primary body system affected.
If I am not exaggerating, United Nations is a primary body which is recognized as reliable and dependable international depository of international law.
Liu explained that the Security Council, as the primary body tasked with maintaining peace and security, should focus on conflict prevention, dispute mediation and post-conflict peace-building, so as to create political, security and legal environments for the protection of women's security and rights.
The primary body had two small companions--later named Romulus and Remus for the mythical founders of Rome (Sylvia was their mother).
Plevneliev has lauded the Council as the Organization's "primary body" for the protection and promotion of human rights.
Ban noted that while working in close contact with the members of the TC and its TSC, which remains the "primary body to deal with persons unaccounted for since the Gulf War of 1990-1991," Tarasov focused his efforts on "facilitating and promoting joint exploratory missions, ...
Yet increasingly, cause has been given to view SCAF's actions as having positioned it as the primary body frustrating the aims of the revolution and attempting to preserve as much of the decaying carcass of the old regime as possible.
It would have been excellent if he had used this book as an opportunity to showcase that in the primary body of text.