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Alien

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A'LIEN, a. alyen, L. alienus, from alius, another. L. alieno, to alienate alter, another, to altercate.

1. Foreign not belonging to the same country, land or government.
2. Belonging to one who is not a citizen.
3. Estranged foreign not allied adverse to as, principles alien from our religion.

A'LIEN, n. alyen.

1. A foreigner one born in, or belonging to, another country one who is not a denizen, or entitled to the privileges of a citizen.
2. In scripture, one who is a stranger to the church of Christ, or to the covenant of grace.

At that time, ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. Ephesians 2 .

In France, a child born of residents who are not citizens, is an alien. In Great Britain, the children of aliens born in that country, are mostly natural born subjects and the children of British subjects, owing allegiance to the crown of England, though born in other countries, are natural subjects, and entitled to the privileges or resident citizens.

Alien-duty, a tax upon goods imported by aliens, beyond the duty on the like goods imported by citizens a discriminating duty on the tonnage of ships belonging to aliens, or any extra duties imposed by laws or edicts on aliens.


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Entry for 'Alien'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/a/alien.html.

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