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peopleDefinition of people: A generalizing concept for human beings or persons. Typically one means ones own countrymen, or the people in ones own respective environment.
; but the people is not any arbitrarily thrown together conglomeration of men, but the incorporation of a larger number, becoming a society by a unified legal order and a common national
objectiveDefinition of thing: All, that confronts the subject, as a recognising ego, as perceptable content in the external world.