personhood

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈp£ːsənˌhʊd/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(pûrsən hŏŏd′)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
per•son•hood  (pûrsən hŏŏd′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the state or fact of being a person.
  2. the state or fact of being an individual or having human characteristics and feelings:a harsh prison system that deprives prisoners of their personhood.
  • person + -hood 1955–60

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
personhood /ˈp£ːsənˌhʊd/ n
  1. chiefly 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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