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personhood

[ pur-suhn-hood ]
/ ˈpɜr sənˌhʊd /
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noun

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.

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Origin of personhood

First recorded in 1955–60; person + -hood
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British Dictionary definitions for personhood

personhood
/ (ˈp£ːsənˌhʊd) /

noun

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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