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. Prayer.
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
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.
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.
True corms, composed of united personæ . . . usually arise by gemmation, . . . yet in sponges and corals
occasionally by fusion of several originally distinct persons.Encyc. Brit. Artificial, or Fictitious, person (Law), a corporation or body politic. blackstone. Natural person
(Law), a man, woman, or child, in distinction from a corporation. In person, by one's self; with bodily
presence; not by representative. "The king himself in person is set forth." Shak. In the person of,
in the place of; acting for. Shak.
(Per"son) v. t. To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate. [Obs.] Milton.
(||Per*so"na) n.; pl. Personæ [L.] (Biol.) Same as Person, n., 8.
1. Having a well-formed body, or person; graceful; comely; of good appearance; presentable; as, a personable
man or woman.
Wise, warlike, personable, courteous, and kind.Spenser.
The king, . . . so visited with sickness, was not personable.E. Hall.
2. (Law) (a) Enabled to maintain pleas in court. Cowell. (b) Having capacity to take anything granted.
(Per"son*age) n. [F. personnage.]
1. Form, appearance, or belongings of a person; the external appearance, stature, figure, air, and the
like, of a person. "In personage stately." Hayward.
The damsel well did view his personage.Spenser.
2. Character assumed or represented. "The actors and personages of this fable." Broome. "Disguised
in a false personage." Addison.
3. A notable or distinguished person; a conspicious or peculiar character; as, an illustrious personage; a
comely personage of stature tall. Spenser.
(Per"son*al) a. [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.]
1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
Every man so termed by way of personal difference.Hooker.
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