Descriptor in English: Single Person
Descriptor in Spanish: Persona Soltera
Descriptor in Portuguese: Pessoa Solteira
Descriptor in French: Célibataire
Entry term(s): Maritally Unattached
Never Married
Person, Single
Persons, Single
Single Persons
Tree number(s): F01.829.263.315.500.725
Scope note: The unmarried man or woman.
Annotation: /psychol permitted; does not include "celibacy": CELIBACY see SEXUAL ABSTINENCE; "unwed parent" = PARENTS (IM) + ILLEGITIMACY (IM); SINGLE PARENT is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ED education
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
History Note: 68
See also the descriptors: Widowhood MeSH
DeCS UI: 13228
Descriptor UI: D012847
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Single Person - Preferred
Concept UI M0019895
Scope note The unmarried man or woman.
Preferred term Single Person
Entry term(s) Maritally Unattached
Person, Single
Persons, Single
Single Persons
Unmarried - Narrower
Concept UI M0019896
Preferred term Unmarried
Never Married - Narrower
Concept UI M0019894
Preferred term Never Married

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