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INHABITANT. One who has his domicil in a place is an inhabitant of that place; one who has an actual fixed residence in a place.
     2. A mere intention to remove to a place will not make a man an inhabitant of such place, although as a sign of such intention he may have sent his wife and children to reside there. 1 Ashm. R. 126. Nor will his intention to quit his residence, unless consummated, deprive him of his right as an inhabitant. 1 Dall. 480. Vide 10 Ves. 339; 14 Vin. Ab. 420; 1 Phil. Ev. Index, h.t.; Const. of Mass., part 2, c. 1, s. 2, a. 1; Kyd on Corp. 321; Anal. des Pand. de Poth. mot Habitans; Poth. Pand. lib. 50, t. 1, s. 2; 6 Adolph. & Ell. 153; 33 Eng. Common Law Rep. 31.
     3. The inhabitants of the United States may be classed into, 1. Those born within the country; and, 2. Those born out of it.
     4.-1. The natives consist, 1st. Of white persons, and these are all citizens of the United States, unless they have lost that right. 2d. Of the aborigines, and these are not in general, citizens of the United States nor do they possess any political power. 3d. Of negroes, or descendants of the African race, and these generally possess no political authority whatever, not being able to vote, nor to hold any office. 4th. Of the children of foreign ambassadors, who are citizens or subjects as their fathers are or were at the time of their birth.
     5.-2. Persons born out of the jurisdiction of the United States, are, 1st. children of citizens of the United States, or of persons who have been such; they are citizens of the United States, provided the father of such children shall have resided within the same. Act of Congress of April 14, 1802, Sec. 4. 2d. Persons who were in the country at the time of the adoption of the constitution; these have all the rights of citizens. 3d. Persons who have become naturalized under the laws of any state before the passage of any law on the subject of naturalization by Congress, or who have become naturalized under the acts of congress, are citizens of the United States, and entitled to vote for all officers who are elected by citizens, and to hold any office except those of president and vice-president of the United States. 4th. Children of naturalized citizens, who were under the age of twenty-one years, at the time of their parent's being so naturalized or admitted to the rights of citizenship, are, if then dwelling in the United States, considered as citizens of the United States, and entitled to the same rights as their respective fathers. 5th. Persons who resided in a territory which was annexed to the United States by treaty, and the territory became a state; as, for example, a person who, born in France, moved to Louisiana in 1806, and settled there, and remained in the territory until it was admitted as a state, it was held, that although not naturalized under the acts of congress, he was a citizen of the United States. Deshois' Case, 2 Mart. Lo. R. 185. 6th. Aliens or foreigners, who have never been naturalized, and these are not citizens of the United States, nor entitled to any political rights whatever. See Alien; Body politic; Citizen; Domicil; Naturalization.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The inhabitants eat the stalks, which are subacid, and tan leather with the roots, and prepare a black dye from them.
One is called by the inhabitants "Cheucau" (Pteroptochos rubecula): it frequents the most gloomy and retired spots within the damp forests.
But the important part he took upon that occasion convinced me that he had no superior among the inhabitants of the valley.
The inhabitant of Rigayool faced the intensity of flood last year and now they face this situation again.
I knew full well that she was an 'original inhabitant' of our land, who lived on their land before any Aryan, and/or Dravidian incursions.
Based on first preliminary estimates for 2009, published by Eurostat, on 21 June, gross domestic product (GDP) per inhabitant expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS)(1) varied from 41% to 268% of the EU27 average across the member states.
Finland has more Internet hosts per inhabitant than any other country in western Europe.
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The inhabitants in Gorslev would be able to be understood on the basis of the different elements in the two lifestyles, but no inhabitant has moved about as an ideal type of either the one or the other category.
Cyprus had an estimated 3.5 kg of waste electrical and electronic equipment collected per inhabitant making it one of the lowest rates in the EU.
In matters of investment, the document shows that the northern and coastal governorates benefit from the highest private investment amounts cumulative per inhabitant (1992-2010) --9,508 dinars per inhabitant for Zaghouan, 8,672 dinars per inhabitant for Monastir, 8,189 dinars per inhabitant for Bizerte--, while those of Sidi Bouzid, Jendouba, Gafsa and Siliana lag very far behind with values of 2,758 dinars per inhabitant, 2,635 dinars per inhabitant, 2,613 dinars per inhabitant and 2,601 dinars per inhabitant, respectively.
CYPRUS' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per inhabitant in purchasing power standards (PPS) reached 96 points in 2008, with 100 points being the EU27 average.