- 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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per•son•hood (pûr′sən hŏŏd′),USA pronunciation n.
- the state or fact of being a person.
- 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
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personhood /ˈp£ːsənˌhʊd/ n