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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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The bench was also apprised that Senator-elect Khuda Babar was a resident of Gawadar, which was once under the control of Oman, but he had never obtained nationality of the United Kingdom or the United States.
The Attorney General informed the court that under British law nationality can be restored.
The Chief Justice queried whether he gave up his British nationality for good, or temporarily, to which Sarwar's counsel said that under British law, nationality can be restored.
To this, Justice Nisar observed that it appeared Sarwar temporarily renounced his British nationality just so that he could 'become a governor and after enjoying the mandates, could restore his [British] nationality.
Previously, the court was informed that the above said four senators-elect were possessing dual nationality.
the question whether the renunciation of foreign nationality by the senators-elect was permanent and irrevocable in nature.
The police officers with dual nationality are: Narcotics Control Division Secretary retired Sq Ldr Iqbal Mahmood (Canada), Punjab Additional IG Syed Ejaz Hussain Shah (Canada), Special Branch DIG Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh (UK), Gwadar SSP Barkat Hussain Khosa (Canada) and Balochistan AIG Sohail Ahmed Shaikh (UK).
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to withhold notifications announcing the victory of four senators-elect for allegedly holding dual nationality.
There are also two charred bodies that were burned beyond recognition whose names, gender, and nationality are not yet known.
Consequently, most African nationalities are still ranked in the second half of all participating states as nationalities of only Medium Quality: The Cape Verdean nationality ranked 86 in the QNI General Ranking, followed by South African (87), Ghanaian (89), Botswanan (91), and Gambian (94) nationalities.
5 per cent of a possible 100 per cent in the second edition of the Henley & Partners - Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI).
A global effort to combat statelessness and defend the universal right to nationality is currently underway.