Alienage



the state of being an .
the legal status of an .
Historical Examples

You are ready enough to inflict on the Irish Roman Catholic all the evils of alienage.
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay

The laws of alienage cannot apply to an artificial person, because it can have no country.
Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856 (4 of 16 vol.) Various

The sky, the crater, the black shadows etched against the blacker night bespoke the alienage of the universe.
First on the Moon Jeff Sutton

Their rewards are from a foreign public—their fame, we fear, will suffer from alienage.
Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry Thomas Davis

To make alien subscribers capable of holding lands; and so far, is against the laws of alienage.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

Such declaration of alienage creates ipso facto the loss of nationality.
International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2) Lassa Francis Oppenheim

But the one privilege, the one advantage of alienage, you deny him.
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay

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    to make indifferent or hostile: By refusing to get a job, he has alienated his entire family. to cause to be withdrawn or isolated from the objective world: Bullying alienates already shy students from their classmates. to turn away; transfer or divert: to alienate funds from their intended purpose. Law. to transfer or convey, as […]

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