Personhood



[pur-suh n-hoo d] /ˈpɜr sənˌhʊd/

noun
1.
the state or fact of being a .
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.
/ˈp£ːsənˌhʊd/
noun
1.
(mainly 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
n.

1878, from person + -hood.

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