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denaturalizing


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Denaturalize  \De*nat"u*ral*ize\  (?;  135),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Denaturalized};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Denaturalizing}.]  [Cf.  F. 
  d['e]naturaliser.] 
  1.  To  render  unnatural;  to  alienate  from  nature. 
 
  2.  To  renounce  the  natural  rights  and  duties  of  to  deprive 
  of  citizenship;  to  denationalize.  [R.] 
 
  They  also  claimed  the  privilege,  when  aggrieved,  of 
  denaturalizing  themselves,  or  in  other  words  of 
  publicly  renouncing  their  allegiance  to  their 
  sovereign,  and  of  enlisting  under  the  banners  of  his 
  enemy.  --Prescott. 




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