What does persons mean?

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per·sons

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Wiktionary

  1. persons(Noun)

    ; used to refer to them individually, rather than as a group. Contrast people.

    Which persons are responsible for this mess?

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Persons

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. persons

    Plural form of the word person.

    Any persons who choose to eat in our restaurant are welcome to bring their children.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 18, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'persons' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2538

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'persons' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4098

Anagrams for persons »

  1. press on, spreons

How to pronounce persons?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say persons in sign language?

  1. persons

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persons in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of persons in a Sentence

  1. Vashawnda McLean:

    Someone went through great lengths in this case, we believe, to stage an accidental drowning, it is clear that the person or persons involved had an intimate relationship with Edith Sax, that they knew intricacies concerning the home and her schedule.

  2. Thomas Babington Macaulay:

    There is surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to direct our opinions, or to superintend our private habits.

  3. Elzira Sagynbaeva:

    We are encouraged by initial reports of the arrest of several suspects, but call on the authorities to investigate this incident fully and bring to justice all persons who actively participated in the killing, or aided and abetted it.

  4. Ezron Mwasimba:

    We have gathered compelling evidence against the accused persons including from members of the bereaved family who had identified them.

  5. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    DHS continues to monitor the remnants of the ‘caravan’ of individuals headed to our Southern border with the apparent intention of entering the United States illegally, a sovereign nation that cannot—or worse, chooses not—to defend its borders will soon cease to be a sovereign nation. The Trump administration is committed to enforcing our immigration laws – whether persons are part of this ‘caravan’ or not.

Images & Illustrations of persons

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