non-person

   a person without civil rights
   A Communist appellation of those, not being supporters or advocates of Communism, whose fame or achievements embarrassed the current oligarchy:
    Kropsky was banished twenty years ago. He became a non-person. (Ludlum, 1979)

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  • non-person — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms non person : singular non person plural non persons 1) someone who is not officially recognized by a government 2) someone who is not important He felt he was a non person within the company …   English dictionary

  • non-person — noun a person regarded as non existent or unimportant, or as having no rights …   English new terms dictionary

  • non-person — /nɒn ˈpɜsən/ (say non persuhn) noun an insignificant or unimpressive person …   Australian English dictionary

  • non-person — n. a person regarded as non existent or insignificant (cf. UNPERSON) …   Useful english dictionary

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