alienage

noun

alien·​age ˈāl-yə-nij How to pronounce alienage (audio)
ˈā-lē-ə-nij
: the status of an alien

Word History

Etymology

alien entry 2 + -age

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

alienage

noun
: the status of an alien
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