alienage

noun
alien·​age | \ ˈāl-yə-nij How to pronounce alienage (audio) , ˈā-lē-ə-nij \

Definition of alienage

: the status of an alien

First Known Use of alienage

1677, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alienage

alien entry 2 + -age

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The first known use of alienage was in 1677

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“Alienage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alienage. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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alienage

noun
alien·​age | \ ˈāl-yə-nij, ˈā-lē-ə- How to pronounce alienage (audio) \

Legal Definition of alienage

: the status of an alien

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