Propria persona


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propria persona

adj. from Latin, for oneself. (See: in propria persona, in pro per, pro per)

PROPRIA PERSONA. In his own person. It is a rule in pleading that pleas to the jurisdiction of the court must be pleaded in propria persona, because, if pleaded by attorney, they admit the jurisdiction, as an attorney is an officer of the court, and he is presumed to plead after having obtained leave, which admits the jurisdiction. Lawes on Pl. 91.
     2. An appearance may be in propria persona, and need not be by attorney.

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5), Martens reads epistemological issues raised by the structure of the Ring and the Book, reading Books 1 and 13, written in propria persona, as "a self-critical dramatization of Browning's efforts to convince the public of the merits of his poem," reflecting "a growing realization that a poet and his work are subject to the pressures of competing literary tastes," including skepticism about the Romantic concept of the poet "as vatic mediator of transcendental truths" (p.
17) Impegnata in progetti letterari miranti alla rivalutazione della cortigiana come figura sociale, parallelamente all'affermazione della propria persona oltre i limiti dell'inquadramento professionale, Veronica sottopone a revisione da parte di un conoscente anche le sue lettere: "le mando da leggere il presente volume di mie lettere raccolte il meglio c'ho potuto, pregandovi che, supplendo col vostro giudizio alla mia imperfezzione, parte scusate e parte emendate gli errori" (Franco 103).
Paul Auster, in propria persona, is the opposite of Muffle Mouth; he is unafraid of his own power, precisely because he has acknowledged humiliation's alchemy, its way of letting words vibrate at whatever weird, golden velocity they wish.
So much so that when he talked in propria persona, his readers were apt to look the other way.
However, Banffy himself appears in the work in propria persona, as one of a group of aristocratic politicians moving blindly, but inexorably to their own annihilation.
In questo spazio Mereu crea la propria persona di uomo che conosce l'imminenza della morte, che attraverso quest'ottica vede i mali del mondo, che sa trovare la misura dignitosa nell'esprimere la propria ansia esistenziale.