an inhabitant; resident.
a person who regularly frequents a place; habitué: the denizens of a local bar.
British. an alien admitted to residence and to certain rights of citizenship in a country.
anything adapted to a new place, condition, etc., as an animal or plant not indigenous to a place but successfully naturalized.
verb (used with object)
to make a denizen of.

1425–75; late Middle English denisein < Anglo-French, equivalent to deinz within (Old French; see dedans) + -ein -an

denization, denizenation, noun
denizenship, noun
undenizened, adjective Unabridged
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denizen (ˈdɛnɪzən)
1.  an inhabitant; occupant; resident
2.  (Brit) an individual permanently resident in a foreign country where he enjoys certain rights of citizenship
3.  a plant or animal established in a place to which it is not native
4.  a naturalized foreign word
5.  (tr) to make a denizen
[C15: from Anglo-French denisein, from Old French denzein, from denz within, from Latin de intus from within]

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Word Origin & History

1419, from Anglo-Fr. deinzein, from deinz "within, inside," from L.L. deintus, from de- "from" + intus "within."
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Example sentences
He is a survival from a vanished world, a denizen of the long cold of which he
  may yet be the returning harbinger.
In 1911, the Louvre's most famous denizen disappeared.
Privately he wonders if a city denizen has a right to a car at all, if he
  cannot house it off the street.
Each of its denizens comes through with his own particular ways and means .
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