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person

Legally, any natural or artificial person, which would include corporations, partnerships, associations, and limited liability companies. If it is important to distinguish among the “persons” who may do something or who are prohibited from doing something, relevant contracts, leases, or statutes will usually define the term.

References in classic literature ?
The note of the perfect personality is not rebellion, but peace.
It will be a marvellous thing - the true personality of man - when we see it.
This was decisive; for no obscure premonition, and of something indefinite at that, could stand against the example of his tranquil personality.
Perhaps the psychologists of the book will find fault with my way of using the phrase, "disassociation of personality.
In my sleep it was not my wake-a-day personality that took charge of me; it was another and distinct personality, possessing a new and totally different fund of experiences, and, to the point of my dreaming, possessing memories of those totally different experiences.
He knew the cold-blooded insincerity of them, for, at night, when he was brought to Del Mar's room, he heard only the cold brittle tones, sensed only the threat and the menace of the other's personality, felt, when touched by the other's hand, only a stiffness and sharpness of contact that was like to so much steel or wood in so far as all subtle tenderness of heart and spirit was absent.
Never mind what a personality is but go on--and, Peter, you young ass, keep still.
I DO know what personality is, but it's hard to explain," said the Story Girl, relenting.
In time his slender personality faded, the scene that he had evoked endured.
Besides, in the little girl everything was still in the future, while Seryozha was by now almost a personality, and a personality dearly loved.
We are supposed to be the accomplices of mad Anne Catherick, who claims the name, the place, and the living personality of dead Lady Glyde.
He was like those saintly men whose personality is lost in the contemplation of their faith.