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patrialitya concept applicable to citizens of the UK and colonies having a right of abode in the UK. Patriality can be acquired in the following ways:
- (1) by being born, adopted, naturalized or registered in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man;
- (2) by descent from or adoption by a parent who was within (1) above or was himself descended from or adopted by a parent who was within (1) above;
- (3) by being settled at any time in the UK and Islands and having been at that time ordinarily resident there for five years or more;
- (4) by marriage.
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