person of interest

noun phrase

Definition of person of interest

: a person who is believed to be possibly involved in a crime but has not been charged or arrested

First Known Use of person of interest

1937

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person of interest

legal Definition of person of interest

: a person who is believed to be possibly involved in a crime but has not been charged or arrested

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