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1 In analytical psychology, the mask or face that a person presents to the world, often derived from a sense of gender identity (as when a woman plays the role of a loyal ...

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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2011
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Law, International Law
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12 words

... pārsō´na . pɜrsō´nu . n. “Mask.” (1) An individual person. (2) Legal...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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Art & Architecture
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... 1. Gargoyle carved as a grotesque mask. 2. Antefix , or stop to the ends of the joint-tiles of an Antique temple , appearing at the cymatium or corona of the cornice...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... n . 1. In analytical psychology , the mask or face that a person presents to the world, often derived from a sense of gender identity (as when a woman plays the role of a loyal wife), or a stage of development (a rebellious adolescent), or an occupation (as in a trustworthy doctor), and over the lifespan a person may adopt various different personas derived from archetypes ( 2 ) . Carl Gustav Jung ( 1875–1961 ) believed that a persona can become pathological if a person identifies too closely with it, causing it to stifle awareness of anything...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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2015

... [ per- soh -nă ] ( plural -onae ) The assumed identity or fictional ‘I’ (literally a ‘mask’) assumed by a writer in a literary work; thus the speaker in a lyric poem, or the narrator in a fictional narrative. In a dramatic monologue , the speaker is evidently not the real author but an invented or historical character. Many modern critics, though, insist further that the speaker in any poem should be referred to as the persona, to avoid the unreliable assumption that we are listening to the true voice of the poet. One reason for this is that a...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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2010

...notion of persona is the fact the subject is always conscious of the fact that ‘they’ are never quite ‘that’, they are never quite what they appear to be. This is a potential source of both anxiety and comfort. Obeying the same logic, persona is also used in literary studies to describe the character an author adopts to tell a particular story. This concept is especially useful in the case of first person narratives to distinguish the ‘I’ of the text from the actual...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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2018

...notion of persona is the fact the subject is always conscious of the fact that ‘they’ are never quite ‘that’, they are never quite what they appear to be. This is a potential source of both anxiety and comfort. Obeying the same logic, persona is also used in literary studies to describe the character an author adopts to tell a particular story. This concept is especially useful in the case of first person narratives to distinguish the ‘I’ of the text from the actual...

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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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2017
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Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
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...necrophiliac); but even “I” may be a persona in this sense, as Emily Dickinson suggests: “When I state myself, as the Representative of the Verse—it does not mean—me—but a supposed person.” The recent hist. of the concept of persona focuses on the tension between person and supposition and exacerbates it. If persona becomes a theoretical issue in the wake of the explicit articulation of the idea that the poet speaks in propria persona , and speaks so truly and sincerely, then the theoretical problem of persona is a postromantic one—and even more...

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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2006
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Language reference, Linguistics
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2,273 words

...on such vocabulary when presenting the task of constructing an appropriate writer's role. Persona as a Literary Device. A second major focus on the character of the speaker–writer emphasizes the creation of a new persona, mask, or character through which the author speaks. According to some historians, this emphasis on persona captures the oldest uses of the term, including the Greek (and occasionally Roman) practice of using masks in drama. (One meaning of persona in Latin is “theatrical mask,” as with the Greek form of the world, prosōpon .) Adopting a...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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2020
Subject:
Media studies
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107 words

... 1. (psychoanalytic theory) Jung’s concept of a public role acted out by an individual in relation to social expectations (as distinct from the private or ‘true’ self), a concept derived from the masks worn by actors in classical drama : see also self-presentation . 2. (literary theory) The assumed identity , role, alter ego , or ‘second self’ adopted by the narrator or implied author of a text . Often perceived by readers as the voice of the author—though it may not reflect the author’s views at all, as often in satire (hence the...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016

... is singular, not plural— personas (which is preferable) or personae being the plural. But writers sometimes also misuse personae as a singular—e.g.: “But instead of writing another original screenplay, Tarantino has staked his reputation on a different approach: he has acquired rights to a best-selling crime novel from the hot author of Get Shorty and adapted it around the retro-hip personae [read persona ] of the ultimate 1970s blaxploitation babe, Pam Grier.” Jeffrey Ressner , “Back in the Action,” Time , 18 Aug. 1997 , at 70....

Persona iuridica

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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2011
Subject:
Law, International Law
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15 words

... iuridica pārsō´na yūrē´dēka . pɜrsō´nu jɜri´diku . n. “Juridical person.” An alternative term for Persona ficta...

Persona moralis

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Law, International Law
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15 words

... moralis pārsō´na mōra´lēs . pɜrsō´nu mōrâ´lis . n. “Moral person.” An alternative term for Persona ficta...

Persona grata

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Law, International Law
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32 words

... grata pārsō´na gra´ta . pɜrsō´nu gra´tu . n. [ pl. Personae gratae . pārsō´nī gra´tī . pɜrsō´nā gra´tā .] “Welcome person.” A diplomat accredited to and accepted by the receiving state. Contrast with Persona non grata...

Persona ficta

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Law, International Law
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61 words

... ficta pārsō´na fēk´ta . pɜrsō´nu fik´tu . n. [ pl. Personae fictae . pārsō´nī fēk´tī . pɜrsō´nā fik´tā .] “Fictitious person.” A fictitious person created under law (under either the municipal law of a state or international law) and endowed with legal personality. A corporation, a nonprofit organization, and an intergovernmental organization can all be personae fictae . Alternative terms are Persona iuridica and Persona moralis...

Pro persona

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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2011
Subject:
Law, International Law
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...persona prō pārsō´na . prō pɜrsō´nu . adj. or adv. “For the person.” An alternative term for Pro se . Sometimes abbreviated Pro per...

Propria persona

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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2011
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Law, International Law
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23 words

...persona prōp´rē-a pārsō´na . prap´rē-u pɜrsō´nu . adj. or adv. “In one’s own person.” An alternative term for Pro se . Sometimes abbreviated Pro per...

Persona non grata

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Law, International Law
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168 words

... non grata pārsō´na nōn gra´ta . pɜrsō´nu nan gra´tu . n. [ pl. Personae non gratae . pārsō´nī nōn gra´tī . pɜrsō´nā nan gra´tā .] “Unwelcome person.” (1) A term used to designate a diplomat or member of a mission staff whose request to be posted in a receiving state or whose continued presence in a receiving state is rejected by the receiving state. If the diplomat is present in the receiving state, he or she must return to the sending state upon designation as persona non grata . E.g. , “The receiving State may at any time and without...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
49 words

...persona non grata [Latin: an unacceptable or unwelcome person] A diplomatic agent who is unacceptable to the receiving state. The sending state should recall such an agent; if this fails to occur, the host state may ignore the presence of the agent or expel him from its territory....

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
49 words

... non grata [Latin: an unacceptable or unwelcome person] A diplomatic agent who is unacceptable to the receiving state. The sending state should recall such an agent; if this fails to occur, the host state may ignore the presence of the agent or expel him from its...

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
335 words

... non grata ‘The process by which an ambassador or other diplomatic agent who is personally unacceptable to the receiving government is removed has been known under varying descriptions at different periods…. There remains, however, a tendency to use the somewhat more polite expression “request the recall of a diplomat” rather than the blunter “declare persona non grata ” . Whatever terminology is employed, the characteristic feature of the persona non grata procedure is that it is the diplomat personally who has offended the receiving government. Where...

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