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- n. In ancient Greece, a resident alien who did not have citizen rights and who paid a tax for the right to live there.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sojourner; an immigrant; an alien resident in a Grecian city, but not a citizen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An emigrant or immigrant; specifically, in ancient Greece, a resident alien who in general bore the burdens of a citizen, and had some of the citizen's privileges; hence, any resident alien.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city
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