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- n. The action of naturalizing somebody.
- n. The admission or adoption of foreign words or customs into general use.
- n. The introduction and establishment of an animal or plant into a place where it is not indigenous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of naturalizing, esp. of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of a native or citizen; also, the state of being naturalized.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of naturalizing, or the state of being naturalized; specifically, in law, the act of receiving an alien into the condition, and investing him with the rights and privileges, of a natural subject or citizen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
- n. the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
- n. the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
- n. changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
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Our term naturalization signifies essentially the same thing; viz., that the subject is made to be a natural born
Also, in cases where naturalization is not at issue, commerce with foreign states would be.
One of the categories under which one may apply for naturalization is five years 'residency in Mexico.
In the absence of conventional agreement as to naturalization, which is greatly to be desired, this Government sees no occasion to recede from the sound position it has maintained not only with regard to France, but as to all countries with which the United States have not concluded special treaties.
Here we have what may fairly be called a naturalization of the Chinese book idea in the occident.
Therefore, I am Canadian by naturalization, which is also legal.
[Father Antonio] Rodriguez calls a naturalization of death.
Nearly two decades after El Salvador's civil war, a new generation is experiencing what Rodriguez calls a naturalization of death.
Even if he subsequently regained U.S. citizenship, it would be thru naturalization, which is expressly ineligible to serve as President of the United States under Article II of the Constitution.
We accept the term "naturalization" to describe the process of the foreign-born taking on a new citizenship.
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