British subject


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British subject

under the British Nationality Act 1981 the status of British subject was confined to those who enjoyed it under the British Nationality Act 1948. These were persons who were citizens of the UK and colonies under that Act but who failed to acquire citizenship when the country in which they lived adopted its nationality laws; unlike BRITISH OVERSEAS CITIZENS, persons within this category cannot possess any other citizenship. They are entitled to British passports but have no right to enter and remain in the UK. If admitted to the UK, they may acquire British citizenship by registration.
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Before I could prove to them that this proceeding was a gross infringement on the liberties of the British subject, I found myself lodged within the walls of a prison.
In fact, although De Quincey was from time to time perfunctorily Tory, and always a good and faithful British subject, he was so eliminated from his time and place by his single love for books, that one could be in his company through the whole vast range of his writings, and come away without a touch of snobbishness; and that is saying a great deal for an English writer.
I've spent a good few years trying to put a bit together, and this is the first chance I've had," he said; "I'm going to have you back me as a British subject on that concession.
Perhaps she didn’t understand you, woman; you are none of the best linguister; and then Miss Lizzy has been exercising the king’s English under a great Lon’on lady, and, for that matter, can talk the language almost as well as myself, or any native-born British subject.
In this was to be found the basis of the wise system, by tooth and nail upheld by the Circumlocution Office, of warning every ingenious British subject to be ingenious at his peril: of harassing him, obstructing him, inviting robbers (by making his remedy uncertain, and expensive) to plunder him, and at the best of confiscating his property after a short term of enjoyment, as though invention were on a par with felony.
A natural-born British subject," Mr Verloc said stolidly.
Mere messages in the earthly order of events had lately come to the English Crown and People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received through any of the chickens of the Cock-lane brood.
And so the Colonial Office appointed John Clayton to a new post in British West Africa, but his confidential instructions centered on a thorough investigation of the unfair treatment of black British subjects by the officers of a friendly European power.
In 1762, the French lost possession of Canada, and the trade fell principally into the hands of British subjects.
Being a British subject was not, however, a status devoid of content.
The duke has a close association with the Nordic country as he was born a Prince of Denmark, as well of Greece, before becoming a naturalised British subject in the 1940s.
essentially you've got a British subject who was the subject of a crime.

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