The state or condition of an alien. It carries some disabilities (3 Am J2d Aliens §§ 11-35), but on the whole is not an unpleasant or uncomfortable status in the United States.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Alienage — Al ien*age, n. [Cf. OF. ali[ e]nage.] 1. The state or legal condition of being an alien. [1913 Webster] Note: The disabilities of alienage are removable by naturalization or by special license from the State of residence, and in some of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alienage — alien·age / āl yə nij, ā lē ə / n: the status of an alien Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • alienage — [āl′yən ij΄, āl′ē ənij] n. the legal status of an alien …   English World dictionary

  • alienage — noun Date: 1809 the status of an alien …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alienage — /ayl yeuh nij, ay lee euh /, n. 1. the state of being an alien. 2. the legal status of an alien. Also called alienism. [1800 10; ALIEN + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • alienage — noun The status of being an alien; being from elsewhere …   Wiktionary

  • alienage — al·ien·age || eɪlɪənɪdÊ’ n. state of being an alien or foreigner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alienage — al·ien·age …   English syllables

  • alienage — al•ien•age [[t]ˈeɪl yə nɪdʒ, ˈeɪ li ə [/t]] also alienism n. 1) gov the state of being an alien 2) gov the legal status of an alien • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • alienage — /ˈeɪliənɪdʒ/ (say ayleeuhnij) noun the state of being an alien; the legal standing of an alien …   Australian English dictionary

  • alienage — /eyl(i)yanaj/ The condition or state of an alien …   Black's law dictionary

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