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denizennoun burgher, citizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant, inmate, occupant, occupier, oppidan, resident, residentiary, sojourner, tenant, townsman
See also: citizen, domiciliary, dwell, habitant, inhabitant, lodger, occupant, occupy, reside, resident
DENIZEN, English law. An alien born, who has obtained, ex donatione legis,
letters patent to make him au English subject.
2. He is intermediate between a natural born subject and an alien. He may. take lands by purchase or devise, which an alien cannot, but he is incapable of taking by inheritance. 1 Bl. Com. 374. In the United States there is no such civil condition.