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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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This argument links to the issue of the liability of foreignness discussed above.
This paper sets out to better understand this tangle of ideas centered around the concepts of nostalgia and nationality via a closer look at representations of foreignness in Woolf's later works.
We also find that including local investors in the ownership of the project weakens the negative effect of corruption by reducing the liability of foreignness.
On the other hand, foreignness is often equated with viciousness,
Globalization leads to the fact that people are confronted with foreignness within their traditional settings.
In this paper we build on resource-dependency theory, liability of foreignness, and RBV to examine the relation among SME EO, research and marketing alliance participation, and international performance.
As Davison writes, "The code-switching experiments that both Woolf and Mansfield try out by expanding translation conceptually as metaphor show them experimenting intuitively with the sort of creative outsidedness conceived philosophically by Bakhtin, and more recently by Heinz Wismann--not just cultivating an awareness of foreignness but unthinking oneself through foreignness" (32).
Writing on advertisements by job seekers in Cape Town, South Africa (Peck and Banda 2014: 369 & 371) note that the articulation of one's nationality and foreignness in an advertisement could be "a self-promotional marketing strategy as the explicit mention of nationality may correlate to the move which suggests the 'value' of a service" offered.
Among these characteristics or features Kalinic and Forza (2012) have found an issue that promotes a rapid internationalization: "The research of tight connections in host markets allows companies to overcome the difficulties not only due to the liability of foreignness but also to the liability of outsidership (Johanson, Vahlne 2009).
For all the foreignness of the setting of this clip and the script underneath it, it is not foreign at all.
The courage inherent in confronting hate with love, distrust with understanding, foreignness with our common humanity, and poverty with charity is not celebrated with the gusto we often give to our worst impulses, yet it holds the most promise in changing our lives for the better.
Make no mistake, this moment of foreignness, of becoming alien to oneself, is in fact a sign of success.