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That which belongs to, or operates in accordance with, another nation, territory, state, or jurisdiction, as in the case of nonresident trustees, corporations, or persons.


adjective  alien, attached to annther jurisdiction, belonging to another country, detached, different, disconnected, dissociated, distant, externus, extrinsic, independent, nonresident, not indigeeous, not native, outside, peregrine, remote, separate, strange, subject to another jurisdiction, unallied, unassociated, unconnected, unfamiliar, unusual, without connection
Associated concepts: foreign bills, foreign commerce, foreign corporation, foreign divorce, foreign judgment, foreign jurisdiction, foreign laws, foreign notes, foreign patents, foreign state
See also: apart, different, extraneous, extrinsic, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelevant, novel, obscure, peculiar, remote, unaccustomed, unrelated

LAW, FOREIGN. By foreign laws are understood the laws of a foreign country. The states of the American Union are for some purposes foreign to each other, and the laws of each are foreign in the others. See Foreign laws.

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To explain foreign and local firm decision to join the Clean Industry Program and local firm transparency about its sustainability practices, we considered six independent variables: dirty industry firms, firms involved in international sustainability programs, foreignness (2), and sub-national context.
Toward that end, she arrives at her conception of foreignness by moving from Lacanian desire, through Hegelian negativity, to rejection and abjection, and then to Freudian uncanny strangeness.
The greater the cultural distance between an MNE's home country and the host country, the higher the internal and external costs of foreignness faced by the MNE in that host country (Hennart et al.
These resource-based arguments for overcoming liability of foreignness are well suited for subunits of developed market firms, but their efficacy for subunits of emerging market firms (EMFs) remains unclear.
Thus we expect that services will overall, across sub-sectors, encounter a liability of inter-regional foreignness similar to the liability faced by manufacturing MNEs, in accordance with the theory of regional strategy (Rugman/Verbeke 2004, 2007a).
Mohammad Saad Al-Hajri stressed on Thursday that civic communities play a crucial role in teaching young generation how to reject violence and extremism and embrace foreignness and tolerance.
Bellow needed the foreignness of Paris to unbridle him, free him from all literary restraints.
But Noah's foreignness might be just what the 'The Daily Show' and American television broadly need.
As evidence, Han refers to the commonplace practice of liaison with Japanese women and the begetting of a second generation of mixed parentage; the domestication of Chinese culinary practices was widespread, including the creation of such local favourites like the steamed Chinese dumpling; and most notably, local society seemed to have taken the Chinese, with their exotic foreignness, as a defining and enriching feature of their city.
This month's cover image, which shows the head of Statue A, captures something that feels familiar and almost human in its drama; but the faintly pocked texture and bold details of the bronze hold the sculpture at bay, sustaining its tantalising foreignness.
Thus, cross-border knowledge suffers from liability of foreignness (Zaheer 1995), which refers to the likely rejection of the cross-border knowledge because of its unfamiliarity to the people who will utilize it due to differences in culture, values, language, institutions, priorities, and the like.
To the extent that NSA's TFA and assumptions regarding the target's foreignness undermine the law as it is written, the legislature failed to perform effective oversight.