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denizen

1. Brit an individual permanently resident in a foreign country where he enjoys certain rights of citizenship
2. Biology a plant or animal established in a place to which it is not native

denizen

An inhabitant of a particular place. A "denizen of the Internet" is a person who frequently uses the Web or other Internet facilities.
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purchase charters of denization as a pre-condition to owning land or suing actions in the Dublin courts.
In England, while asserting the perpetuity of natural allegiance, the King, for centuries past has exercised the power to grant letters of denization to foreigners, making them English subjects; and the Parliament has exercised, at pleasure, the power of naturalizaton.
24) Patents of denization, an exemption from the various legal and economic restrictions imposed upon foreigners in 16th-century England, were also given to the `alien' instrumentalists.