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alien adj

[Latin alienus not one's own, foreign]
: relating, belonging, or owing allegiance to another country or government
n : a foreign-born resident who has not been naturalized and is still a subject or citizen of a foreign country [illegal s] [an admitted to the United States for permanent residence "U.S. Code"]
vt : alienate

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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