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nationality

noun allegiance, birth, body politic, citizenry, commonwealth, country, fatherland, habitancy, homeland, inhabitancy, inhabitation, nation, national group, national status, native land, nativity, origin, polity, populace, society, sovereign state, statehood, stock
Associated concepts: immigration and naturalization

nationality

the legal relationship between a person and a state. Since the British Nationality Act 1981, it is no longer possible to acquire British citizenship by reason only of being born in the UK. Since 1 January 1983, a child will become a British citizen if one of its parents is a British citizen or is settled in the UK.

NATIONALITY. The state of a person in relation to the nation in which he was born.
     2. A man retains his nationality of origin during his minority, but, as in the case of his domicil of origin, he may change his nationality upon attaining full age; he cannot, however, renounce his allegiance without permission of the government. See Citizen; Domicil; Expatriation; Naturalization; Foelix, Du Dr. Intern. prive, n. 26; 8 Cranch, 263; 8 Cranch, 253; Chit. Law of Nat. 31 2 Gall. 485; 1 Gall. 545.

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According to figures released then, 4,973 residents regularised their status by announcing their Saudi nationality, 778 Iraqi nationality, 726 Syrian nationality, 79 Iranian nationality, 47 Jordanian nationality and 436 other nationalities.
Our world record-breaking rendition of the UAE national anthem is a celebration of unity through diversity -- represented by 119 of the 200 nationalities who call the UAE home, and who are eager to give thanks and acknowledge the opportunities they have been given by our nation," said Amal Al Bayari, Director of Government Relations at GEMS Education.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first experimental study analyzing inter-cultural coordination between different nationalities in a systematic manner and inter-cultural behavior where the salience of nationality is experimentally manipulated.
And, unlike with tolerance of nationalities, Ukrainians were more likely to see tolerance of religions as better (35%) than worse (19%).
Wishing not to be named, the well-placed source said the foreign ministry had conveyed the IEC names of candidates possessing dual nationalities.
The apex court had ruled in September last year that MNAs and MPAs holding dual nationalities were not eligible to hold any public offices and had declared them as disqualified.
Earlier on Saturday, the apex court wrote to Malik asking him to reveal names of parliamentarians who hold dual nationalities.
The Iraqi Constitution, approved after 2003, prohibits any Member of Parliament, minister or those occupying leading government posts to gain two nationalities or more," Legislature, Khalid al-Alwani from the Iraqi Concord Front told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
In Lebanon and elsewhere, this inequality is meeting with increasing resistance, as more families call on their governments to recognize the citizenship of children born to parents of mixed nationalities.
Article 6 states that Jordanians shall be equal before the law; there shall be no discrimination between them as regards to their rights and duties on grounds of race, language or religion and that the Government shall ensure work and education within the limits of its possibilities, and it shall ensure a state of tranquility and equal opportunities to all Jordanians, which arouses the concerns of those stripped of their nationalities of not enjoying these rights.
The main reason is that these banks are being monopolised by two Asian nationalities as a result of which Nepotism is rampant.
It's Stella's place, a melting pot of nationalities that meet to do their laundry together every week and shrink the world a little.