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A person (plural people or persons) is a being that has certain capacities or attributes such as reason, morality, consciousness or self-consciousness, and being a part of a culturally established form of social relations such as kinship, ownership of property, or legal responsibility. The defining features of personhood and consequently what makes a person count as a person differ widely among cultures and contexts.In addition to the question of personhood, of what makes a being count as a person to begin with, there are further questions about personal identity and self: both about what makes any particular person that particular person instead of another, and about what makes a person at one time the same person as they were or will be at another time despite any intervening changes.
The plural form "people", is often used to refer to an entire nation or ethnic group (as in "a people"). The plural form "persons" is often used in philosophical and legal writing.

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    WA How can I find a persons address?

    I would like to take someone to the small claims court for theft, but I don't know any contact details for him now, as he has moved from his home and workplace?
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    VIC .

    What happens to a persons belongings if they have no next of kin or a will, if they committed suicide? They don’t own property, live on govt. pension and are estranged from their blood relations?
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    NSW Capital Grants for Aged Persons Homes

    A capital contribution in 1972 was provided under the “Aged Persons Homes Act 1954” and that act was replaced by “the Aged or Disabled Persons Homes Act 1974” and that act was repealed by “Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015” what would that do to the status of the agreement? Would it lapse?