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per·son·hood

 (pûr′sən-ho͝od′)
n.
The state or condition of being a person, especially having those qualities that confer distinct individuality: "finding her own personhood as a campus activist" (Walter Shapiro).

personhood

(ˈpɜːsənˌhʊd)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly 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
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Noun1.personhood - being a person; "finding her own personhood as a campus activist"
identity, personal identity, individuality - the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
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IT might sound like a new thought to some, but the idea of giving rights of personhood to rivers is actually an old one.
We confer legal personhood to designate certain rights and privileges, but that's a completely arbitrary legal choice decided by a society.
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While there is honest disagreement about the causal relationship between the Court's decision in Citizen United and the increase in independent expenditures, (5) there is no dispute about the causal link between Citizens United and the increased political focus on corporate personhood.
With respect to research from the Western Pacific especially, ideas of personhood as relational, mutually constituted, and transmuting over the life cycle have also been a key focus of pioneering research and theory (Leenhardt 1979; Strathern 1988; Wagner 1981, 1986).
She told me her goal was to raise awareness of SB-1433, more commonly known as the Oklahoma Personhood Bill, (1) which would have granted full personhood to embryos.
For the fourth time, Colorado voters rejected a statewide personhood constitutional amendment in the November election cycle.