the act of .
a group or number of .
the movement of non-native people into a country in order to settle there
the part of a port, airport, etc where government employees examine the passports, visas, etc of foreign nationals entering the country
1650s, from immigrate + -ion. As short for “immigration authorities,” from 1966.
an opponent of imperialism. opposed to imperialism. Contemporary Examples He would later say that the war pitted the anti-totalitarian left against the anti-imperialist left. My Friend and Mentor, Christopher Hitchens Eli Lake December 15, 2013 It comes from both the anti-imperialist left and pro-Americans right. Sunday Q&A: Josef Joffe on the Myth of American Decline […]
holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently: the incumbent officers of the club. obligatory (often followed by on or upon): a duty incumbent upon me. Archaic. resting, lying, leaning, or pressing on something: incumbent upon the cool grass. the holder of an office: The incumbent was challenged by a fusion candidate. British. a person […]
protection or security against damage or loss. compensation for damage or loss sustained. something paid by way of such compensation. protection, as by insurance, from liabilities or penalties incurred by one’s actions. legal exemption from penalties attaching to unconstitutional or illegal actions, granted to public officers and other persons. Historical Examples Learning of the attack […]
the act of inducing, bringing about, or causing: induction of the hypnotic state. the act of inducting; introduction; initiation. formal installation in an office, benefice, or the like. Logic. any form of reasoning in which the conclusion, though supported by the premises, does not follow from them necessarily. the process of estimating the validity of […]