nonperson

noun
non·​per·​son | \ ˌnän-ˈpər-sᵊn \

Definition of nonperson

: a person who is regarded as nonexistent: such as
a : unperson
b : one having no social or legal status

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Trotsky, for example, who had become a nonperson, is vivid in the book. Olga Ingurazova, Smithsonian, "What Ever Happened to the Russian Revolution?," 29 Sep. 2017 No memoir captures the human damage better than scriptwriter Walter Bernstein’s humane and entertaining account of his 11 years as a nonperson in Hollywood and New York. WSJ, "Five Best: Glenn Frankel," 24 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of nonperson

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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