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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Denizen


DENIZEN, noun

1. In England, an alien who is made a subject by the kings letters patent, holding a middle state between an alien and a natural born subject. He may take land by purchase or devise, which an alien cannot; but he cannot take by inheritance.

2. A stranger admitted to residence and certain rights in a foreign country.

Ye gods,

Natives, or denizens, of blest abodes.

3. A citizen.

DENIZEN, verb transitive To make a denizen; to admit to residence with certain rights and privileges; to infranchise.