person
per·son n
2: the body of a human being; also: the body and clothing of a human being
had drugs on his person
3: one (as a human being or corporation) that is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties see also juridical person, legal person, personality
per·son·hood n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

person
I noun autonomous being, being, caput, chap, character, fellow, homo, human, human being, human creature, individual, living being, living soul, member of the human race, mortal, mortal body, mortal is, party, personage, somebody, someone, soul associated concepts: adult person, artificial person, competent person, credible person, disorderly person, fictitious person, injured person, natural person, person aggrieved, person in need of supervision, poor person, third person, unauthorized person II index actor, character (an individual), individual

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


person
n.
A human being; an individual, corporation, partnership, trustee, labor organization, government, or other entity with defined legal responsibilities and rights.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


person
the object of legal rights. There are two kinds of legal person: human beings and artificial persons such as corporations. A partnership in England is not a separate legal person but in Scotland it is said to have quasi-personality.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


person
1) A human being.
2) A corporation treated as having the rights and obligations of a person. Counties and cities can be treated as a person in the same manner as a corporation. However, corporations, counties, and cities cannot have the emotions of humans such as malice, and therefore are not liable for punitive damages.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


person
n. An entity, such as an individual, or, under law, an incorporated group with certain legal rights and responsibilities; a human being; the live body of a human being.
See also natural person.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


person
In general usage, a human being; by statute, however, the term can include firms, labor organizations, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, or receivers.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


person
In general usage, a human being; by statute, however, the term can include firms, labor organizations, partnerships, associations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, or receivers.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

person
n.
   1) a human being.
   2) a corporation treated as having the rights and obligations of a person. Counties and cities can be treated as a person in the same manner as a corporation. However, corporations, counties and cities cannot have the emotions of humans such as malice, and therefore are not liable for punitive damages unless there is a statute authorizing the award of punitive damages.
   See also: corporation, party

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Person — Per son, n. [OE. persone, persoun, person, parson, OF. persone, F. personne, L. persona a mask (used by actors), a personage, part, a person, fr. personare to sound through; per + sonare to sound. See {Per }, and cf. {Parson}.] 1. A character or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Person — • Discusses (1) the definition of person , especially with reference to the doctrine of the Incarnation; and (2) the use of the word persona and its Greek equivalents in connection with the Trinitarian disputes. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • person — ► NOUN (pl. people or persons) 1) a human being regarded as an individual. 2) an individual s body: concealed on his person. 3) Grammar a category used in the classification of pronouns, verb forms, etc. according to whether they indicate the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Person — Person: Das seit dem 13. Jh. bezeugte Wort (mhd. persōn‹e›) ist entlehnt aus lat. persona »Maske des Schauspielers; Rolle, die durch diese Maske dargestellt wird; Charakterrolle; Charakter; Mensch, Person«, das selbst wohl aus dem Etrusk. stammt …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • person — [pʉr′sən] n. [ME persone < OFr < L persona, lit., actor s face mask, hence a character, person, prob. < Etr phersu, mask] 1. a human being, esp. as distinguished from a thing or lower animal; individual man, woman, or child: now usually… …   English World dictionary

  • Person — (de) Person (langsame) Zömmelöm (der) Person (magere) Rebbegespens (et) Person (raffgierige) Raafalles (der) Person (schwatzhafte) Schnadder (de) Person (vorwitzige) Vürwetznas (de) …   Kölsch Dialekt Lexikon

  • person — Under Title 11 U.S.C. Section 101: (41) The term person includes individual, partnership, and corporation, but does not include governmental unit, except that a governmental unit that (A) acquires an asset from a person (i) as a result of the… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Person — Sf std. (12. Jh.), mhd. persōn[e] Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. persōna (auch: Charakter, Rolle , eigentlich Maske [des Schauspielers] ), dessen Herkunft umstritten ist. Adjektive: personal, personell, persönlich.    Ebenso nndl. persoon, ne.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • person — early 13c., from O.Fr. persone human being (12c., Fr. personne), from L. persona human being, originally character in a drama, mask, possibly borrowed from Etruscan phersu mask. This may be related to Gk. Persephone. The use of person to replace… …   Etymology dictionary

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