naturalization
noun see naturalize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • naturalization — n. The process of becoming a citizen of a country if one was not born there. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. naturalization The process …   Law dictionary

  • Naturalization — Nat u*ral*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. naturalisation.] 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naturalization — (n.) 1570s, from M.Fr. naturalisation, from naturaliser (see NATURALIZE (Cf. naturalize)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • naturalization — (Amer.) nat·u·ral·i·za·tion || ‚nætʃrÉ™laɪ zeɪʃn n. conferral of citizenship rights, process of becoming a citizen; process of acclimation (also naturalisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Naturalization — For the biology usage, see Naturalisation (biology) and Invasive species. A judge swears in a new citizen to be. New York, 1910 Legal status of persons …   Wikipedia

  • naturalization — See naturalizable. * * * Process of granting nationality or citizenship to an alien. It may be granted after voluntary application or through legislation, marriage to a citizen, or parental action. Involuntary naturalization occurs when one s… …   Universalium

  • naturalization — naturalize nat‧u‧ral‧ize [ˈnætʆrəlaɪz] also naturalise verb be naturalized if someone who was born outside the country they now live in is naturalized, they become a citizen of the country they are living in: • More than 100,000 immigrants were… …   Financial and business terms

  • naturalization — The process by which a person acquires nationality after birth and becomes entitled to the privileges of U.S. citizenship. 8 U.S.C.A. No. 1401 et seq. In the United States collective naturalization occurs when designated groups are made citizens… …   Black's law dictionary

  • naturalization — The process by which a person acquires nationality after birth and becomes entitled to the privileges of U.S. citizenship. 8 U.S.C.A. No. 1401 et seq. In the United States collective naturalization occurs when designated groups are made citizens… …   Black's law dictionary

  • naturalization — Synonyms and related words: Americanization, about face, acclimation, acclimatization, accommodation, acculturation, accustoming, adaption, adjustment, admission, adoption, affiliation, alchemy, assimilation, assumption, becoming, breaking,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • naturalization — natūralizacija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Daugiamečio augalo savaiminis prigijimas naujame rajone, kurio klimatas ir dirvožemis panašūs į to augalo kilmės vietos. atitikmenys: angl. naturalization vok. Naturalisation, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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