patriality


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patriality

a 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. (1) by being born, adopted, naturalized or registered in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man;
  2. (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. (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. (4) by marriage.
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Rather than determining an ideal function in a static environment, governmental procedures must be open to aleatory events, and capable of managing them: the visa system, residency requirements, patriality are all examples of such procedures.
The 1981 British Nationality Act went even further, abolishing "the unqualified right of entry for anyone who could not claim patriality, which meant, effectively, that the majority of black Commonwealth citizens lost their rights while the majority of white Commonwealth citizens retained theirs.