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noun (plural: persons, people (by suppletion))
  1. Human being; individual.
  2. Specific human being.
Where is the ?
  1. 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
  1. Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts.
By common law a corporation or a trust is legally a .
  1. (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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: m(nl, persoon)f
  • French: personne(fr)f
  • German: Person(de)f
  • Italian: persona(it)f
  • Spanish: persona(es)f
Etymology: From persone < persone (human being, French personne) < persona (a dramatic mask, hence role, part, character), possibly < Etruscan phersu ("mask").


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