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Old 05-03-2018, 10:07 AM   #2
monklink
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Those of you into legalese will no doubt be familiar with the differences between the use of "person" in common English and by the legal system. In common English the plural would be "people", but you'll find the Police and Courts record "persons". They might talk to you directly about "your person" rather than simply referring to "you".

Splitting the word's syllables it's actually 2 words: per-son.

Per is used a lot in trade, meaning for-each or for-every as in £ per kg.
Also in applied maths as in psi (lbs per square inch).

Son is a male child. Often used in relation to parentage as in "son of a gun".
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