Definition of Person of colour
1. Noun. (formal) any non-European non-white person.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Language type: Formality
Group relationships: Color, Colour, People Of Color, People Of Colour
Specialized synonyms: Black, Black Person, Blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Asian, Asiatic, Amerindian, Native American, Wog
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Literary usage of Person of colour
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"By the lawi, as it formerly existed in Jamaica, every free person of colour was exposed to the alternative of providing one or more white persons for the ..."
2. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"... shall hold any right, interest, or title whatsoever, in or to any negro, mulatto, or person of colour, nor to the service or labour thereof, ..."
3. The Slave Power : Its Character, Career, and Probable Designs: Being an by John Elliott Cairnes (1863)
"In Georgia in 1829 it was enacted:—"If any slave, negro, or free person of colour, or any white person, shall teach any other slave, negro, or free person ..."
4. The Constitutional Decisions of John Marshall by John Marshall, Joseph Potter Cotton (1905)
"And if any such negro, mulatto, or other person of colour, shall be landed from on board any ship, or vessel, in any of the ports or places aforesaid, ..."
5. The Slave Power: Its Character, Career, & Probable Designs: Being an Attempt by John Elliott Cairnes (1862)
"... not exceeding one hundred dollars, and imprisoned not more than six months ; or if a free person of colour, shall be whipped not exceeding fifty lashes, ..."
6. Select Documents Illustrative of the History of the United States, 1776-1861 by William MacDonald (1898)
"... for disposing of any such negro, mulatto, or person of colour. [SEC. 5. Any citizen of the United States bringing any slave from any foreign country, ..."
7. Select Constitutional Documents Illustrating South African History, 1795-1910 by George von Welfling Eybers (1918)
"V. [If any person and a Hottentot or free person of colour desire to enter into an agreement for a longer period, such contract shall be made in writing in ..."
8. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1828)
"This Act annuls the title of the importer, or any person, claiming under him, to such negro, mulatto,. or person of colour, and declares that such ..."