What does persons mean?

Definitions for persons
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. May Sarton:

    Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.

  2. Norval Morris:

    The prime function of the criminal law is to protect our persons and our property; these purposes are now engulfed in a mass of other distracting, inefficiently performed, legislative duties. When the criminal law invades the spheres of private morality and social welfare, it exceeds its proper limits at the cost of neglecting its primary tasks. This unwarranted extension is expensive, ineffective, and criminogenic.

  3. Nancy Gordeuk:

    I sincerely apologize to all the persons in attendance at the ceremony for the actions of the few causing the disturbance and for my emotional, un-called generalization of the black persons in attendance.

  4. Aristotle:

    guess he wasnt a lotus eater-the frowned people of today-the land which time forgot to change-was the guru of alexandar the great-pity the lotus eaters(qoute the time machine)-my tribute to all the fallen ones-the lotus eaters-rest in peace in grave-pity you didnt have machiavellian persons like him to teach-the dear departed ones-let them at least know peace in their grave.

  5. Vicky Ntetema:

    Police found the body in Biharamulo Forest Reserve yesterday with his arms and legs hacked off, when will Tanzanians stop believing in witch doctors who fuel the killings of persons with albinism for their body parts?

Images & Illustrations of persons

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persons#1#1927#10000

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