noun (plural: persons, people (by suppletion))
- Human being; individual.
- Specific human being.
Etymology: From persone < persone (human being, French personne) < persona (a dramatic mask, hence role, part, character), possibly < Etruscan phersu ("mask").
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- The physical body of a specified individual.
- Meanwhile, the dazed Sullivan, dressed like a bum with no identification on his , is arrested and put to work on a brutal Southern chain gang. " New York Times, 2004
- Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts.
- By common law a corporation or a trust is legally a .
- (grammar) A linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking. See grammatical person.
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