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denizen

[den-uh-zuh n] /ˈdɛn ə zən/
noun
1.
an inhabitant; resident.
2.
a person who regularly frequents a place; habitué:
the denizens of a local bar.
3.
British. an alien admitted to residence and to certain rights of citizenship in a country.
4.
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)
5.
to make a denizen of.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English denisein < Anglo-French, equivalent to deinz within (Old French; see dedans) + -ein -an
Related forms
denization, denizenation, noun
denizenship, noun
undenizened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un denizened

denizen

/ˈdɛnɪzən/
noun
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
verb
5.
(transitive) to make a denizen
Word Origin
C15: from Anglo-French denisein, from Old French denzein, from denz within, from Latin de intus from within
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Word Origin and History for un denizened

denizen

n.

early 15c., from Anglo-French deinzein, from deinz "within, inside," from Late Latin deintus, from de- "from" + intus "within" (see ento-). Historically, an alien admitted to certain rights of citizenship; a naturalized citizen.

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