alienage

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

the state of being an alien.
the legal status of an alien.

Nearby words

  1. alicyclic,
  2. alidade,
  3. alien,
  4. alien and sedition acts,
  5. alienable,
  6. alienate,
  7. alienation,
  8. alienation of affections,
  9. alienee,
  10. aliener

Origin of alienage

First recorded in 1800–10; alien + -age

Also called alienism.

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