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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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Family heads would receive a passport and nationality, while the children would be given original Comoran nationalities and passports, he added.
The report called for children at risk of statelessness to be granted nationality in the country of their birth and for the reform of laws that presently prevent mothers from passing on nationality to their children on an equal basis as fathers.
Lin, and the Taiwan Civil Government request the official invalidation of the 1946 Nationality Decrees in a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment that was filed with the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday, February 27, 2015.
SC has sought assistance from AG on the point that the disqualification period will last how long in respect of the person who is disqualified in dual nationality case and later foregoes dual citizenship.
The Kingdom will cancel the citizenship of any Saudi citizen who obtains a foreign nationality without prior permission of the Interior Ministry," Al-Jasser said.
policy of accepting refugees with more than one nationality as long as they had not "firmly resettled" in another country of nationality before coming to the United States--a policy especially salient to the Act's proponents because it allowed for the continued admission of Soviet Jews as refugees even though Israel welcomed them as citizens.
As nationality represents an important dimension of individual identity, we expect nationality to matter in coordination settings and conjecture that individuals coordinate better when they interact with their compatriots as compared to non-compatriots or as compared to subjects whose nationality they do not know.
Moreover, "No one shall be deprived of his nationality arbitrarily or denied the right to change his nationality," Islam Times reported.
Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs Under-Secretary Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said in a statement yesterday that some Bahraini families had been offered citizenship in Qatar, including Ovarious privilegesO, but that it did not take BahrainOs laws into consideration.
Any decision to strip nationality from a naturalised citizen could only be applied on an individual basis, meaning families would not have their passports revoked based on the actions of a single member.
Giving Lebanese citizenship to foreign nationals, from the likes of Gerogios, Stephen and Robert, whether present inside Lebanon or outside Lebanon, is intentionally or unintentionally stripping us of a legitimate right recognized by civilized nations and uncivilized nations alike -- [the right] to give the nationality to our children" said Mary Ghazal, a participant in the sit-in.
Manama, Mar9(BNA) The Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) explained on Sunday that the Formula 1 event in Bahrain will be held between 4-6 April 2014.