from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nonperson.
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- n. A human who has been stripped of rights, identity or humanity.
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- n. a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights; a person whose existence is systematically ignored (especially for ideological or political reasons)
un- + person. From the synthetic language "newspeak" in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), where it refers to a person who has not only been executed but whose entire history has been erased. (Wiktionary)