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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A famous person whose life and behavior are the focus of intense public interest and scrutiny.
  • noun Law A person who is determined to be sufficiently well-known or famous as to prevail in a lawsuit for libel or slander only when the defendant is shown to have acted with malice.

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  • noun A famous person whose life is the subject of public interest.

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  • noun a well-known or notable person

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