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definition of the word person

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From Anglo-Norman parsone, persoun et al. (Old French persone (human being), French personne), and its source Latin persōna (mask used by actor; role, part, character), perhaps a loanword; compare Etruscan φersu (mask).


persons or people

person (plural persons or people) (by suppletion, see usage notes)

  1. Human being; individual.
  2. Specific human being.
    Where is the person?
  3. The physical body of a specified individual.
    Meanwhile, the dazed Sullivan, dressed like a bum with no identification on his person, is arrested and put to work on a brutal Southern chain gang.New York Times, 2004
  4. (law) Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts.
    By common law a corporation or a trust is legally a person.
  5. (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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