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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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Among the 195 nationalities listed in the index, Germany occupies the first place, with a score of 82.
The QNI was unveiled for the first time last year and is the first index to objectively rank the quality of nationalities worldwide, it said.
On the first and second days of the Eid holidays, 8 am to 11 am is marked for visits by men of all nationalities and 2:30 pm to 5 pm is for women of all nationalities.
Despite insightful observations that some nationalities seem to have more heft than others, (279) legal statelessness is the only alternative to nationality under the law.
With regard to the nationalities of the non-Omani teaching staff at the private higher education institutions, again the Indian nationality topped the list by (41.
According to the Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents' Affairs, 4,973 out of the 7,039 residents regularised their status by announcing the Saudi nationality, 778 the Iraqi nationality, 726 the Syrian nationality, 79 the Iranian nationality, 47 the Jordanian nationality and 436 other nationalities, the director of the agency for status adjustment Colonel Mohammad Al Wuhaib told Kuwait News Agency (Kuna).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided the IEC with information on some presidential candidates having dual nationalities, a ministry official confided to Pajhwok Afghan News.
Earlier on Saturday, the apex court wrote to Malik asking him to reveal names of parliamentarians who hold dual nationalities.
They should also have been Bahraini nationals for at least 10 years and not have second nationalities from non-GCC countries.
Some of them said officials have opted to renounce their non-Jordanian nationalities at the concerned embassies in Amman.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Two Iraqi legislatures have said on Saturday that any Member of the Iraqi Parliament, Cabinet Ministers or those occyping leading posts in the government "can't enjoy two nationalities or more, except the Iraqi Nationality, according to the Iraqi Constitution.
SIR - If Welsh devolution was not attempting to un-mix a cocktail, I wonder if Trefor Davies (Letters, Dec 4) could tell us the nationality of a family in which one with a Welsh ancestry marries one with an English ancestry, then what nationality are their children, and if one child was born in Wales and the other in England are they of different nationalities or do they all take up the nationality of their present postcode?