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unperson

[ uhn-pur-suhn ]
/ ˈʌnˈpɜr sən /
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noun
a public figure, especially in a totalitarian country, who, for political or ideological reasons, is not recognized or mentioned in government publications or records or in the news media.
a person accorded no recognition or consideration by another or by a specific group.
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Origin of unperson

un-1 + person; introduced in George Orwell's novel 1984 (1949)
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British Dictionary definitions for unperson

unperson
/ (ˈʌnpɜːsən) /

noun
a person whose existence is officially denied or ignored
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