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alien

1) n. a person who is not a citizen of the country. 2) in the United States any person born in another country to parents who are not American and who has not become a naturalized citizen. There are resident aliens officially permitted to live in the country and illegal aliens who have sneaked into the country or stayed beyond the time allowed on a visa. 3) v. to convey title to property.

alien

(Foreign), adjective coming from another land, external, extrinsic, foreign-born, from abroad, immigrant, imported, not domestic, not indigenous, not native, not naturalized, of foreign origin, outside, unnaturalized

alien

(Unrelated), adjective detached, different, disconnected, disjoined, disrelated, dissociated, from nowhere, inappropriate, independent, insular, no relation, not comparable, of external origin, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unconnected, ungermane, unrelated, without context, without relation

alien

noun  alienigena, emigrant, étranger, expatriate, foreigner, immigrant, interloper, intruder, one excluded from some privilege, outlander, person coming from a foreign country, person from foreign parts, refugee, stranger
See also: antipathetic, apart, different, extraneous, extrinsic, foreign, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, incompatible, incongruous, irrelative, irrelevant, nonconforming, novel, obscure, peculiar, remote, repugnant, stranger, unrelated, unusual

alien

a person who is not a British citizen, a Commonwealth citizen, a BRITISH PROTECTED person or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland.

At common law, a distinction is drawn between friendly aliens and enemy aliens, with the latter comprising not only citizens of hostile states but also all others voluntarily living in enemy territory or carrying on business there; enemy aliens are subject to additional disabilities.

ALIEN, persons. One born out of the jurisdiction of the United States, who has not since been naturalized under their constitution and laws. To this there are some exceptions, as this children of the ministers of the United States in foreign courts. See Citizen, Inhabitant.
     2. Aliens are subject to disabilities, have rights, and are bound to perform duties, which will be briefly considered. 1. Disabilities. An alien cannot in general acquire title to real estate by the descent, or by other mere operation of law; and if he purchase land, he may be divested of the fee, upon an inquest of office found. To this general rule there are statutory exceptions in some of the states; in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Louisiana, New Jersey, Rev. Laws, 604, and Michigan, Rev. St. 266, s. 26, the disability has been removed; in North Carolina, (but see Mart. R. 48; 3 Dev. R. 138; 2 Hayw. 104, 108; 3 Murph. 194; 4 Dev. 247; Vermont and Virginia, by constitutional provision; and in Alabama, 3 Stew R. 60; Connecticut, act of 1824, Stat. tit. Foreigners, 251; Indiana, Rev. Code, a. 3, act of January 25, 1842; Illinois, Kentucky, 1 Litt. 399; 6 Mont. 266 Maine, Rev. St,. tit. 7, c. 93, s. 5 Maryland, act of 1825, ch. 66; 2 Wheat. 259; and Missouri, Rev. Code, 1825, p. 66, by statutory provision it is partly so.
     3. An alien, even after being naturalized, is ineligible to the office of president of the United States; and in some states, as in New York, to that of governor; he cannot be a member of congress, till the expiration of seven years after his naturalization. An alien can exercise no political rights whatever; he cannot therefore vote at any political election, fill any office, or serve as a juror. 6 John. R. 332.
     4.-2. An alien has a right to acquire personal estate, make and enforce contracts in relation to the same - he is protected from injuries, and wrongs, to his person and property, his relative rights and character; he may sue and be sued.
     5.-3. He owes a temporary local allegiance, and his property is liable to taxation. Aliens are either alien friends or alien enemies. It is only alien friends who have the rights above enumerated; alien enemies are incapable, during the existence of war to sue, and may be ordered out of the country. See generally, 2 Kent. Com. 43 to 63; 1 Vin. Ab. 157; 13 Vin. ab. 414; Bac. Ab. h.t.; 1 Saund. 8, n.2; Wheat. Dig. h.t.; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

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It is both the courage to be judged, as Ames is by the alienness of Lila, and the courage to inhabit, as Lila does, a speech and a style of living that you know to be provisional to the point of near-absurdity because it does in spite of everything make space for absolution.
8) Just as there were reasons to battle constructions of "alienness" that cast the loyalty and civic fitness of Jewish immigrants (and, by extension, of American Jews) into doubt, so were there clear incentives for keeping quiet about racialized constructions of illegal alienness that spared them.
This could diminish the ability to deal calmly with alienness.
That view of Santamaria's alienness has been compounded by his opponents' emphasis on other ostensibly foreign traits: Santamaria's Italian ancestry, his reliance on secrecy, his links to the Vatican, his affinities with European Christian Democrats, and--in Dr Evatt's notorious phrase--his use of "methods which strikingly resemble both Communist and Fascist infiltration of larger groups.
While on the one hand this novel details the uniqueness and exotic alienness of a specific place, on the other the educated urban recorder draws out the implications for Chinese society and culture in general.
Their claim to authenticity not only presupposes that there is a racial and ethnic essence which their poems can accurately represent, it also assumes that Chinese and Chinese Americans, notwithstanding their inscrutable, peculiar alienness, are completely knowable to them.
The demand for colonial allegiance through torture, the alienness and suffering inflicted on African bond-laborers to hold their enslavement against them, the messianic vision of democracy to which alternate forms constitute threats--all express moments of that paranoia.
At first, Costeno music and blackness were basically seen as primitive and savage; they were often linked to Africa and alienness.
The actual meditation of equanimity is cultivation of the thought, "May all sentient beings abide in an equanimity free from intimacy and alienness, desire and hatred.
And, MacKinnon argues, women are put in the untenable position of needing to be just like men in order to justify demands for basic respect and equal status in society and of having also to assert an essential alienness in order to legitimate recognition of the special needs that flow from their distinctive social treatment and identity.
Indeed the alienness of that world is embraced as the condition of one's own identity, and in that embrace the dualism of our inherited concept of being, which is the ground of tragedy, has been swept aside.
Here the notions of intractability and alienness suggests that the artist/poet has to work in terms that she will never assimilate as her own; perhaps this helps express a kind of working with the world that might be called a knowing achievement, a successful negotiation, but one that falls short of knowing the nature of that world.