first person
noun Date: 1520 1. a. a set of linguistic forms (as verb forms, pronouns, and inflectional affixes) referring to the speaker or writer of the utterance in which they occur b. a linguistic form belonging to such a set c. reference of a linguistic form to the speaker or writer of the utterance in which it occurs 2. a style of discourse marked by general use of verbs and pronouns of the first person

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