Definition of Persons

1. Noun. (plural of person#English person); used to refer to them individually, rather than as a group. Contrast (term people). ¹

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Definition of Persons

1. person [n] - See also: person

Medical Definition of Persons

1. Persons as individuals (e.g., abortion applicants) or as members of a group (e.g., hispanic americans). It is not used for members of the various professions (e.g., physicians) or occupations (e.g., librarians) for which occupational groups is available. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persons

personnel carrier
personnel casualty
personnel department
personnel loyalty
personnel management
personnel office
personnel pouch
personnel selection
personnel staffing and scheduling
personnel staffing and scheduling information systems
personnel turnover
persons (current term)
persons of color
persons of ordinary skill in the art
persons of size

Literary usage of Persons

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James (1905)
"They may be excellent persons, servants of God in practical ways, ... In other persons the trouble is profounder. There are men anaesthetic on the religious ..."

2. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson (1911)
"NAMES OF persons AND PLACES The probable source of the more important names of persons and places in Twelfth Night is given and discussed when each occurs ..."

3. Leviathan ; Or, The Matter, Forme & Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiasticall by Thomas Hobbes, Alfred Rayney Waller (1904)
"Of persons, AUTHORS, and things Personated. A PERSON, is he, ... Of persons Artificiall, some have their words and actions Owned by those whom they ..."

4. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"I had many acquaintance among persons of the best fashion, and being always attended by my Interpreter, the conversation we had was not disagreeable. ..."

5. Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1892)
"DRAMATIS persons. CLAUDIUS, king of Denmark. HAMLET, son to the late, and nephew to the present king. POLONIUS, lord chamberlain. HORATIO, friend to Hamlet. ..."

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