; used to refer to them individually, rather than as a group. Contrast people.
Which persons are responsible for this mess?
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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.
Used to refer to a number of people.
Any persons who choose to eat in our restaurant are welcome to bring their children.Submitted by MC Harmonious on January 18, 2016
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'persons' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2538
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'persons' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4098
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The numerical value of persons in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of persons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of persons in a Sentence
No two persons ever read the same book.
Every persons are bounded within a secrete line.
To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons.
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
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