from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person whose existence is systematically ignored or concealed, especially one whose removal from the attention and memory of the public is sought for reasons of ideological or political deviation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Not a real person; a subhuman.
- n. Not a legal entity.
- n. Something other than a person; an object.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights; a person whose existence is systematically ignored (especially for ideological or political reasons)
Being ignored or treated as a nonperson is the worst put-down of all.
It’s like I’ve turned into a new person by turning into a nonperson, which is, like … oh, I don’t know—maybe this offers some kind of interesting insight on consumerism and vanity and what dictates who we really are.
I think that’s part of the problem in my opinion and it does go to the issue of a person being rendered a nonperson which is another issue that others have raised that I agree with.
The true danger of surrendering to a life in service lay in the insidious temptation to accept the status of nonperson.
He is neither a male nor a female, a person nor a nonperson, physical nor nonphysical, old nor young... the list goes on.
It is an epic, mythological film where I play a nonperson.
In Orwell's term, Cortés has become an "unperson" -- not "nonperson," as the word is so frequently misquoted.
Is Fake Steve Jobs the only nonperson to point out that for as long as our amoeba like memories can remember Google swore to the world that they had no interest in getting into the phone business.
My recollection is that, elsewhere than in the Second Circuit, which is governed by New Times (a case Picard treats as a nonperson, so to speak), there are a few district court cases (in Florida and California if memory serves) which have not awarded phantom profits.
I don't want to be like a free person of color in a slave state, and I don't want to go back to being a nonperson, a status like a slave who cannot marry.