- person per‧son [ˈpɜːsn ǁ ˈpɜːr-] also ˌlegal ˈperson noun persons PLURALFORM [countable] LAWa person or group of people who have certain rights and duties:
• In Scotland, a firm is a legal person distinct from the partners of the firm.ˌartificial ˈperson also ficˌtitious ˈperson LAWa group of people who, in law, are considered as one person:
• For this purpose, `person' includes an artificial person.ˌnatural ˈperson LAWone single person:
• A corporation does not have all the rights of a natural person to sue for defamation.— see also detail person
* * *person UK US /ˈpɜːsən/ noun [C] (persons)
Financial and business terms. 2012.