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he    : [h'i]
Personal \Per"son*al\ (p[~e]r"s[u^]n*al), a. [L. personalis: cf.
F. personnel.]
1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
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Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
--Hooker.
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2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or
affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals;
peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or
general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
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The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
and so personal to Cain. --Locke.
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3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
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4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
"Personal communication." --Fabyan.
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The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
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5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
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6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
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{Personal action} (Law), a suit or action by which a man
claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it;
or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury
to his person or property, or the specific recovery of
goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.

{Personal equation}. (Astron.) See under {Equation}.

{Personal estate} or {Personal property} (Law), movables;
chattels; -- opposed to {real estate} or {real property}.
It usually consists of things temporary and movable,
including all subjects of property not of a freehold
nature.

{Personal identity} (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
unity of the individual person, which is attested by
consciousness.

{Personal pronoun} (Gram.), one of the pronouns {I}, {thou},
{he}, {she}, {it}, and their plurals.

{Personal representatives} (Law), the executors or
administrators of a person deceased.

{Personal rights}, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
private property.

{Personal tithes}. See under {Tithe}.

{Personal verb} (Gram.), a verb which is modified or
inflected to correspond with the three persons.
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He \He\ (h[=e]), pron. [nom. {He}; poss. {His} (h[i^]z); obj.
{Him} (h[i^]m); pl. nom. {They} ([th][=a]); poss. {Their} or
{Theirs} ([th][^a]rz or [th][=a]rz); obj. {Them}
([th][e^]m).] [AS. h[=e], masc., he['o], fem., hit, neut.;
pl. h[imac], or hie, hig; akin to OFries. hi, D. hij, OS. he,
hi, G. heute to-day, Goth. himma, dat. masc., this, hina,
accus. masc., and hita, accus. neut., and prob. to L. his
this. [root]183. Cf. {It}.]
1. The man or male being (or object personified to which the
masculine gender is assigned), previously designated; a
pronoun of the masculine gender, usually referring to a
specified subject already indicated.
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Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall
rule over thee. --Gen. iii.
16.
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Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou
serve. --Deut. x. 20.
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2. Any one; the man or person; -- used indefinitely, and
usually followed by a relative pronoun.
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He that walketh with wise men shall be wise. --Prov.
xiii. 20.
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3. Man; a male; any male person; -- in this sense used
substantively. --Chaucer.
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I stand to answer thee,
Or any he, the proudest of thy sort. --Shak.
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Note: When a collective noun or a class is referred to, he is
of common gender. In early English, he referred to a
feminine or neuter noun, or to one in the plural, as
well as to noun in the masculine singular. In
composition, he denotes a male animal; as, a he-goat.
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He \He\, (Chem.)
The chemical symbol for {helium}.
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He
n 1: a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert
gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in
economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases
(as those found in Texas and Kansas) [synonym: {helium}, {He},
{atomic number 2}]
2: the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet



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