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alienage

[ eyl-yuh-nij, ey-lee-uh- ]
/ ˈeɪl yə nɪdʒ, ˈeɪ li ə- /
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noun Law.

the state of being an alien.
the legal status of an alien: birthright citizenship for all children born inside the territory, without regard for the alienage of their parents.

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Also called alienism.

Origin of alienage

First recorded in 1800–10; alien + -age
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