alienage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alienage the quality of being alien
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Alienage The state of being alienated or transferred to another.
    • Alienage The state or legal condition of being an alien. "Estates forfeitable on account of alienage ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alienage The state of being an alien; the legal standing of an alien.
    • n alienage The state of being alienated or transferred to another; alienation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alienage state of being an alien
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. aliénage,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. alienusalius, other.

Usage

In literature:

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)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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