In legal dictionaries, people are described as a “group of individuals” or “a body of people.” A large population, is considered to be a large number of people. Usually the size of a country or states. In political dictionaries, people are defined as “the governed or people ruling over a country.” The people of a nation determine the fate and success of that nation.
There are two types of people: those who think that they are superior to others; and those who think that they are inferior to other people. Usually, the superior people live in a high-ranking society, while the people in lower position live in a low-riding society. Leisure time, money and power are the three factors that are usually measured to determine a person’s level of success. People who think they are superior are often considered to be “alpha males,” and “bad boys,” “suited chaps,” etc. A “bad boy,” for example, is not necessarily bad for a woman. However, the “bad boy” stereotype has been used so often that we have taken it to be so.
Some groups call themselves members of a peoples’ ethnic group. A person who belongs to an ethnic group is considered to be that group’s member if that person carries the specific genealogical name of that ethnic group. Thus, if members of an ethnic group leave their homeland and travel to distant lands where their genetic roots are lost, they may be considered to be members of that group, even if they do not carry the genetic name of that group. In legal dictionaries, people are considered to be members of an ethnic group when members of that ethnic group are known to have migrated to certain countries and adopted the cultural customs associated with that group.
Sometimes, people are called by their ethnic group rather than by their names. For instance, if members of an ethnic group called Hispanics, Americans or Africans live in the United States, they may be called Hispanics, Americans or Africans. People called Chinese in China may be called Chinos, or Whites in the United States, or Gypsies in Ireland. These names were generally given to people who lived among the people of these particular groups at one point in history.
Some other terms that ethnic groups use for themselves may be misleading. For example, Gypsies were usually referred to as vagrants, but in ancient Greece, they were called philosophers, teachers or wise men. In ancient Greece, persons considered to be Persians were referred to as such, while persons considered to be Greeks were called Persaudites or Greeks. Persons considered to be Indians were called Papasans.
The way that people are referred to depends on what group the people belong to. Thus, it should be noted that there are legal dictionaries for all types of groups and people. Legal dictionaries help people to understand the legal situations that surround them and help them decide what they should do if someone else is harming them.