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alienage

[eyl-yuh-nij, ey-lee-uh-] /ˈeɪl yə nɪdʒ, ˈeɪ li ə-/
noun
1.
the state of being an alien.
2.
the legal status of an alien.
Also called alienism.
Origin of alienage
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10; alien + -age
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