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alienage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alienage  \Al"ien*age\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  ali['e]nage.] 
  1.  The  state  or  legal  condition  of  being  an  alien. 
 
  Note:  The  disabilities  of  alienage  are  removable  by 
  naturalization  or  by  special  license  from  the  State  of 
  residence,  and  in  some  of  the  United  States  by 
  declaration  of  intention  of  naturalization.  --Kent. 
  Wharton. 
 
  Estates  forfeitable  on  account  of  alienage. 
  --Story. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  alienated  or  transferred  to  another. 
  --Brougham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alienage 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  alien  [syn:  {alienism}] 




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