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INDIVID'UAL, . [Latin individuus; in and dividuus, from divido, to divide.]

1. Not divided, or not to be divided; single; one; as an individual man or city.

--Under his great vicegerent reign abide

United, as one individual soul.

2. Pertaining to one only; as individual labor or exertions.

INDIVID'UAL, noun A single person or human being. This is the common application of the word; as, there was not an individual present.

1. A single animal or thing of any kind. But this word, as a noun, is rarely applied except to human beings.