Persona Designata Law and Legal Definition

Persona designata is a Latin term which means that in legal actions, a person is considered as an individual rather than as a member of a class. It may be a person specifically named or identified in a lawsuit, as opposed to the one belonging to an identified category or group. Persona designata has its origin in doctrine of the separation of powers by Montesquieu. However, persona designata doctrine is mostly used in Canadian and Australian constitutional law.