Ship called a ‘person’ in privateer entry on Wikipedia

Wikipedia (authors) refer to a ship as a person. Not surprising since we know ‘person’ is not a people/man/woman. Person is contemporarily described as a business entity, but historically, a ship operated as a business entity. Hence, ship and person were synonymous. The footnote on this important first sentence references Mercenaries, pirates and sovereigns.

screenshot of Wikipedia entry for privateer that starts by defining it as person.

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