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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See naturalization, naturalize.
- n. alternative spelling of naturalization.
- n. the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
- n. changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
- n. the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
- n. the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
“The King wished that this opinion and this portrait should go straight into Germany, and create there a kind of naturalisation and adoption for his son.”
“I felt the "naturalisation" of the "Roses of Midnight" would prove a difficult task.”
“Italian life and manners; his actors belong by birth, or by a kind of naturalisation, to the colony of the American artists in Rome; and he therefore does not labour under the difficulty of being in imperfect sympathy with his creatures.”
“Mr Prime Minister, for them - those who came legally - I automatically accept any kind of naturalisation procedure.”
“I guess in the end it was some desire to have that stated plainly that pushed me into the arduous task of applying for "naturalisation".”
“They also include the systematic political discrimination against the Shi'a both via their exclusion from positions of power in government and defence institutions, and through the practice of sectarian-based gerrymandering of electoral districts and manipulation of Bahrain's demographic makeup through political naturalisation of foreigners and extension of voting rights to Sunni citizens of other countries.”
“The artist related his acceptance of the Order of the Companions Honour in 1983 and the Order of Merit in 1993 to his family's debt to Britain, the country that allowed them naturalisation in 1939.”
“After the war, Peter, who was British-educated, applied for naturalisation and for a British passport but insisted on giving his name as King Peter of Yugoslavia.”
“Congresswoman Michele Bachmann channeled her Tea Party base in refusing to accept any path to naturalisation for the nation's undocumented read "amnesty", in GOP speak, while being unclear on what the alternative to this would be.”
“We have competing ideological pressures as government strategies such as “Every Child Matters” and the role of ESOL in the naturalisation and residency bureaucracy, which mean that we have to confront issues which can be controversial for learners.”
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