denizen
noun Etymology: Middle English denizeine, from Anglo-French denisein, denzein inhabitant, inner part, inner, from denz within, from Late Latin deintus, from Latin de- + intus within — more at ent- Date: 15th century 1. inhabitant <
denizens of the forest
>
2. a person admitted to residence in a foreign country; especially an alien admitted to rights of citizenship 3. one that frequents a place <
nightclub denizens
>

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  • Denizen — may refer to: An inhabitant of a place, or one who dwells in a place, whether local, regional or national. A person with rights between those of a citizen and a resident alien, e.g.: Free Negro, a non slave black person in the United States,… …   Wikipedia

  • Denizen — Den i*zen, v. t. 1. To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges. [1913 Webster] As soon as denizened, they domineer. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Denizen — Den i*zen (d[e^]n [i^]*z n), n. [OF. denzein, deinzein, prop., one living (a city or country); opposed to forain foreign, and fr. denz within, F. dans, fr. L. de intus, prop., from within, intus being from in in. See {In}, and cf. {Foreign}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Denizen — (engl., spr. Denis n), freier Bürger, Eingebürgerter; daher Deniziren, einbürgern u. Denization (spr. Denisesch n), Einbürgerung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • denizen — I noun burgher, citizen, dweller, habitant, incola, indweller, inhabitant, inmate, occupant, occupier, oppidan, resident, residentiary, sojourner, tenant, townsman II index citizen, domiciliary, dwell (r …   Law dictionary

  • Denizen —   [dt. »Bewohner«, »Stammgast«], ein (regelmäßiger) Teilnehmer an Diskussionen im Usenet …   Universal-Lexikon

  • denizen — early 15c., from Anglo Fr. deinzein, from deinz within, inside, from L.L. deintus, from de from + intus within (see ENTO (Cf. ento )). Historically, an alien admitted to certain rights of citizenship; a naturalized citizen …   Etymology dictionary

  • denizen — *inhabitant, resident, citizen …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • denizen — [n] resident citizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant, inhabiter, liver, national, native, occupant, resider, subject; concept 413 Ant. alien, foreigner, immigrant …   New thesaurus

  • denizen — ► NOUN 1) formal or humorous an inhabitant or occupant. 2) Brit. historical a foreigner allowed certain rights in their adopted country. ORIGIN from Old French deinz within …   English terms dictionary

  • denizen — [den′ə zən] n. [ME denisein < Anglo Fr deinzein < OFr, native inhabitant < denz, within < LL de intus < L de intus, from within] 1. a) an inhabitant or occupant b) a frequenter of a particular place 2. Brit. an alien granted… …   English World dictionary

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