plural -s
: a resident alien subject to the droit d'aubaine

Word History


French, from Old French aubain, albain, probably from (assumed) Old Frankish aliban one belonging to another jurisdiction, from (assumed) Old Frankish ali- (akin to Gothic aljis other) + Old Frankish ban jurisdiction

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“Aubain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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