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 for Person
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Person \Per"son\ (p[~e]r"s'n; 277), n. [OE. persone, persoun,
     person, parson, OF. persone, F. personne, L. persona a mask
     (used by actors), a personage, part, a person, fr. personare
     to sound through; per + sonare to sound. See Per-, and cf.
     1. A character or part, as in a play; a specific kind or
        manifestation of individual character, whether in real
        life, or in literary or dramatic representation; an
        assumed character. [Archaic]
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              His first appearance upon the stage in his new
              person of a sycophant or juggler.     --Bacon.
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              No man can long put on a person and act a part.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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              To bear rule, which was thy part
              And person, hadst thou known thyself aright.
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              How different is the same man from himself, as he
              sustains the person of a magistrate and that of a
              friend!                               --South.
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     2. The bodily form of a human being; body; outward
        appearance; as, of comely person.
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              A fair persone, and strong, and young of age.
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              If it assume my noble father's person. --Shak.
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              Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined.
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     3. A living, self-conscious being, as distinct from an animal
        or a thing; a moral agent; a human being; a man, woman, or
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              Consider what person stands for; which, I think, is
              a thinking, intelligent being, that has reason and
              reflection.                           --Locke.
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     4. A human being spoken of indefinitely; one; a man; as, any
        person present.
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     5. A parson; the parish priest. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     6. (Theol.) Among Trinitarians, one of the three subdivisions
        of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost);
        an hypostasis. "Three persons and one God." --Bk. of Com.
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     7. (Gram.) One of three relations or conditions (that of
        speaking, that of being spoken to, and that of being
        spoken of) pertaining to a noun or a pronoun, and thence
        also to the verb of which it may be the subject.
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     Note: A noun or pronoun, when representing the speaker, is
           said to be in the first person; when representing what
           is spoken to, in the second person; when representing
           what is spoken of, in the third person.
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     8. (Biol.) A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the
        compound Hydrozoa, Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in
        the narrowest sense, among the higher animals. --Haeckel.
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              True corms, composed of united person[ae] . . .
              usually arise by gemmation, . . . yet in sponges and
              corals occasionally by fusion of several originally
              distinct persons.                     --Encyc. Brit.
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     Artificial person, or Fictitious person (Law), a
        corporation or body politic; -- this term is used in
        contrast with natural person, a real human being. See
        also legal person. --Blackstone.
     Legal person (Law), an individual or group that is allowed
        by law to take legal action, as plaintiff or defendent. It
        may include natural persons as well as fictitious persons
        (such as corporations).
     Natural person (Law), a man, woman, or child, in
        distinction from a corporation.
     In person, by one's self; with bodily presence, rather than
        by remote communication; not by representative. "The king
        himself in person is set forth." --Shak.
     In the person of, in the place of; acting for. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Person \Per"son\, v. t.
     To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
     [Obs.] --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
           [syn: person, individual, someone, somebody,
           mortal, soul]
      2: a human body (usually including the clothing); "a weapon was
         hidden on his person"
      3: a grammatical category used in the classification of
         pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to
         whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third
         party; "stop talking about yourself in the third person"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  124 Moby Thesaurus words for "person":
     Adamite, actor, actually, an existence, anatomy, antagonist,
     antihero, article, being, bit, bit part, bodily, body, body-build,
     bones, build, carcass, cast, cat, chap, character, child, clay,
     clod, cookie, coot, corpus, creature, critter, cue, customer, duck,
     earthling, entelechy, entity, fat part, feeder, fellow, figure,
     first person, flesh, form, fourth person, frame, galoot,
     groundling, guy, hand, head, heavy, hero, heroine, homo, hulk,
     human, human being, in person, in the flesh, individual, ingenue,
     integer, item, joker, lead, lead role, leading lady, leading man,
     leading woman, life, lines, living soul, man, material body,
     module, monad, mortal, nose, object, obviative, one, organism,
     part, party, persona, personage, personality, personally,
     physical body, physique, piece, point, protagonist, proximate,
     role, second person, shape, side, single, singleton, soma,
     somebody, someone, something, soubrette, soul, specimen, stick,
     straight part, supporting character, supporting role, tellurian,
     terran, themselves, thing, third person, title role, torso, trunk,
     unit, villain, walk-on, walking part, woman, worldling

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PERSON. This word is applied to men, women and children, who are called 
  natural persons. In law, man and person are not exactly synonymous terms. 
  Any human being is a man, whether he be a member of society or not, whatever 
  may be the rank he holds, or whatever may be his age, sex, &c. A person is a 
  man considered according to the rank he holds in society, with all the 
  rights to which the place he holds entitles him, and the duties which it 
  imposes. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 137. 
       2. It is also used to denote a corporation which is an artificial 
  person. 1 Bl. Com. 123; 4 Bing. 669; C. 33 Eng. C. L R. 488; Woodes. Lect. 
  116; Bac. Us. 57; 1 Mod. 164. 
       3. But when the word "Persons" is spoken of in legislative acts, 
  natural persons will be intended, unless something appear in the context to 
  show that it applies to artificial persons. 1 Scam. R. 178. 
       4. Natural persons are divided into males, or men; and females or 
  women. Men are capable of all kinds of engagements and functions, unless by 
  reasons applying to particular individuals. Women cannot be appointed to any 
  public office, nor perform any civil functions, except those which the law 
  specially declares them capable of exercising. Civ. Code of Louis. art. 25. 
       5. They are also sometimes divided into free persons and slaves. 
  Freemen are those who have preserved their natural liberty, that is to say, 
  who have the right of doing what is not forbidden by the law. A slave is one 
  who is in the power of a master to whom he belongs. Slaves are sometimes 
  ranked not with persons but things. But sometimes they are considered as 
  persons for example, a negro is in contemplation of law a person, so as to 
  be capable of committing a riot in conjunction with white men. 1 Bay, 358. 
  Vide Man. 
       6. Persons are also divided into citizens, (q.v.) and aliens, (q.v.) 
  when viewed with regard to their political rights. When they are considered 
  in relation to their civil rights, they are living or civilly dead; vide 
  Civil Death; outlaws; and infamous persons. 
       7. Persons are divided into legitimates and bastards, when examined as 
  to their rights by birth. 
       8. When viewed in their domestic relations, they are divided into 
  parents and children; husbands and wives; guardians and wards; and masters 
  and servants son, as it is understood in law, see 1 Toull. n. 168; 1 Bouv. 
  Inst. n. 1890, note. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Person -- U.S. County in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    35623
     Housing Units (2000): 15504
     Land area (2000):     392.310699 sq. miles (1016.080003 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    11.779144 sq. miles (30.507842 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    404.089843 sq. miles (1046.587845 sq. km)
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             36.392403 N, 78.991888 W
      Person, NC
      Person County
      Person County, NC

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