personhood

[pur-suhn-hood]
noun
1.
the state or fact of being a person.
2.
the state or fact of being an individual or having human characteristics and feelings: a harsh prison system that deprives prisoners of their personhood.

Origin:
1955–60; person + -hood

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personhood (ˈp£ːsənˌhʊd)
 
n
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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Example sentences
On the spectrum of personhood, they're not far from people.
But human rights and personhood cannot thus be walled off with good results.
If the personhood measure does become law, they would almost certainly be
  banned.
Gum-brains, if it ain't born it has zero legal personhood.
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