denizen

  • 1 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,… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 Denizen — (engl., spr. Denis n), freier Bürger, Eingebürgerter; daher Deniziren, einbürgern u. Denization (spr. Denisesch n), Einbürgerung …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 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

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

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 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

  • 8 denizen — *inhabitant, resident, citizen …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    New thesaurus

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 denizen — /denazan/ In English law, a person who, being an alien born, has obtained, ex donatione regis, letters patent to make him an English subject, a high and incommunicable branch of the royal prerogative. A denizen is in a kind of middle state… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 denizen — /denazan/ In English law, a person who, being an alien born, has obtained, ex donatione regis, letters patent to make him an English subject, a high and incommunicable branch of the royal prerogative. A denizen is in a kind of middle state… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 denizen — [15] Etymologically, denizen means ‘someone who is inside’, and it is related to French dans ‘in’. It comes from Anglo Norman deinzein, a derivative of Old French deinz ‘inside’. This had grown out of the Latin phrase dē intus, literally ‘from… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 denizen — [15] Etymologically, denizen means ‘someone who is inside’, and it is related to French dans ‘in’. It comes from Anglo Norman deinzein, a derivative of Old French deinz ‘inside’. This had grown out of the Latin phrase dē intus, literally ‘from… …

    Word origins

  • 16 denizen — UK [ˈdenɪz(ə)n] / US [ˈdenɪzən] noun [countable] Word forms denizen : singular denizen plural denizens literary someone or something that lives in a particular place or goes there often …

    English dictionary

  • 17 denizen — denization, denizenation, n. denizenship, n. /den euh zeuhn/, n. 1. an inhabitant; resident. 2. a person who regularly frequents a place; habitué: the denizens of a local bar. 3. Brit. an alien admitted to residence and to certain rights of… …

    Universalium

  • 18 denizen — 1. noun /ˈdɛn.ɪ.zən/ a) An inhabitant of a place; one who dwells in. The giant squid is one of many denizens of the deep. b) One who frequents a place. The cries of the gorilla proclaimed that it was in mortal combat with some other denizen of… …

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  • 19 denizen — [[t]de̱nɪz(ə)n[/t]] denizens N COUNT: usu N of n A denizen of a particular place is a person, animal, or plant that lives or grows in this place. [FORMAL] Gannets are denizens of the open ocean. ...the denizens of Her Majesty s House of Commons …

    English dictionary

  • 20 denizen — den•i•zen [[t]ˈdɛn ə zən[/t]] n. 1) an inhabitant; resident 2) cvb a person who regularly frequents a place; habitué 3) gov Brit. an alien admitted to residence and to certain rights of citizenship 4) to make a denizen of • Etymology: 1425–75;… …

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