- of or relating to law outside of local jurisdiction.
- of or relating to another jurisdiction, as of another nation or state.
- foreign affairs,
- foreign aid,
- foreign bill,
- foreign body,
- foreign body granuloma
Origin of foreign
Examples from the Web for foreign
Cambodia, with its seemingly free press, is also a haven for foreign journalists.
What they believe impacts economic policy, foreign policy, education policy, environmental policy, you name it.
Huckabee is also not burdened by, or beholden to, foreign investors.
What if there were a legal dispute between the foreign investor and his or her Egyptian partners or collaborators?
The Italian foreign ministry has declined to comment on the video.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At that age and in its then condition a strong ruler--native if possible, if not, foreign--was by far the best hope for Ireland.The Story Of Ireland|Emily Lawless
The national type of woman appears here in good preservation, and not too much hampered by foreign airs.Spanish Vistas|George Parsons Lathrop
Eventually he was thrust from his high position by an intrigue set on foot by German courtiers and backed by foreign influence.Memoirs of Leonora Christina|Leonora Christina Ulfeldt
Other blind species are found in foreign waters, while others with small eyes are found in American waters.
Upon this another of the foreign merchants cries, By gar, if they will not have it at all, we must throw it overboard!A History of Caricature and Grotesque|Thomas Wright
Word Origin for foreign
mid-13c., ferren, foreyne "out of doors," from Old French forain "strange, foreign; outer, external, outdoor; remote, out-of-the-way" (12c.), from Medieval Latin foranus "on the outside, exterior," from Latin foris "outside," literally "out of doors," related to for1s "door," from PIE *dhwor-ans-, from root *dhwer- "door, doorway" (see door). Spelling altered 17c. perhaps by influence of reign, sovereign. Replaced native fremd. Sense of "not in one's own land" is first attested late 14c.