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1. The characters in a play or story.
2. The people involved in an event.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin dramatis personae (persons of the drama), from drama (play) + persona (mask, character in a play, person).
USAGE:"The same scene would replay itself again in 2008 with a slight change in the dramatis personae."
Kofi Amenyo; Can the NPP Ever Elect A Non-Twi Speaker; Ghana News; Jan 12, 2009.
See more usage examples of dramatis personae in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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