Unperson definition

ŭnpûrsən
A person who is completely ignored, as if he or she does not exist; specif., such a person officially ignored by his or her own government.
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A nonperson.
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A human who has been stripped of rights, identity or humanity.

With his identity stolen he became an unperson unable to prove his existence to the government.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
unperson
Plural:
unpeople, unpersons

Origin of unperson

  • un- +"Ž person. From the synthetic language "newspeak" in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), where it refers to a person who has not only been executed but whose entire history has been erased.

    From Wiktionary