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    people vs persons

    Hi guys, recently i've encountered a piece of formal writing that confused me. i mean i was always thaught that the plural form of 'a person' is 'people.' in the passage below i found form 'persons.' is that correct because of the formal style or sth? or it's just a mistake? thnx in advance
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    '...In connection with the commenced process of publicising [company name] and the need to provide information on persons constituting the managing and supervisory bodies of the Issuer, that is [company name], necessary to develop the prospectus, I hereby kindly request provision of the following information with respect to: (....)'


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    Re: people vs persons

    It is a legal usage, indicating that there are several individuals.


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    Re: people vs persons

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is a legal usage, indicating that there are several individuals.
    thnx Anglika :)

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