Definitions for unpersonˈʌnˈpɜr sən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•per•sonˈʌnˈpɜr sən(n.)

  1. a public figure, esp. in a totalitarian country, who, for political or ideological reasons, is not recognized or mentioned by the government or the news media.

    Category: Government

Origin of unperson:

un -1+person ; introduced in George Orwell's novel 1984 (1949)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nonperson, unperson(noun)

    a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights; a person whose existence is systematically ignored (especially for ideological or political reasons)

    "the former senator is treated as a nonperson by this administration"; "George Orwell predicted that political dissidents would be treated as unpersons"

Wiktionary

  1. unperson(Noun)

    A human who has been stripped of rights, identity or humanity.

    With his identity stolen he became an unperson unable to prove his existence to the government.

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