personnel 1837, from Fr. personnel (a contrastive term to materiél), noun use of personnel (adj.) "personal," from O.Fr. personel (see PERSONAL (Cf. personal)).

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  • Personnel — Per son nel , n. [F. See {Personal}.] The body of persons employed in some public service, as the army, navy, etc.; distinguished from mat[ e]riel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PERSONNEL — ELLE. adj. Qui est propre et particulier à chaque personne. Mérite personnel. Qualité personnelle. Venger une injure personnelle. Prov., Les fautes sont personnelles, On n est pas responsable des fautes d autrui.  Critique personnelle, Celle où l …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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