[pur-suh n-hoo d]
- the state or fact of being a person.
- the state or fact of being an individual or having human characteristics and feelings: a harsh prison system that deprives prisoners of their personhood.
Origin of personhood
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Examples from the Web for personhood
Paid sick leave, personhood, you name it, all of them went in the progressive direction, most of them by overwhelmingly margins.One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA
November 10, 2014
By a margin of 63 percent to 37 percent, Colorado voters rejected the “personhood” measure.How’d the GOP Win? By Running Left
November 6, 2014
In Colorado, voters will decide whether to support a controversial “personhood” amendment to the state constitution.America’s Most Important (and Wackiest) Referendums This November
October 22, 2014
He believes brain chemistry undermines his sense of free will and personhood and that psychology explains away love and altruism.Frank Schaeffer, the Atheist Who Believes in God
August 3, 2014
Charles Siebert, The New York Times Magazine Steven Wise is arguing for the legal “personhood” of chimps and other animals.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, April 26, 2014
April 26, 2014
Does the nurse seek enhancement of personhood in the nursing situation?
In Chapter 1, personhood was described as a process of living grounded in caring.
This process requires that students be encouraged to live fully their personhood.
Personhood is being authentic, being who I am as caring person in the moment.
As a process, personhood acknowledges the person as having continuous potential for further tapping the current of caring.
- mainly US the condition of being a person who is an individual with inalienable rights, esp under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States
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Word Origin and History for personhood
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