Definition of alienage in English:

alienage

noun

Law
  • The state or condition of being an alien.

    ‘I do not see why there has to be any particular time limitation, as long as you are achieving some legitimate purpose relevant to alienage.’
    • ‘But, again, the argument is sliding between considerations of a statutory concept, citizenship, and considerations of a constitutional concept, alienage.’
    • ‘In modem societies the foundational institutions for membership are citizenship and alienage.’
    • ‘In the first case the appearance of objectivity arises from alienation, in the second from alienage.’
    • ‘That definition of the status of the alienage focuses on what it is that gives a person the status: owing obligations to another sovereign power.’

Pronunciation

alienage

/ˈālyənij/ /ˈeɪljənɪdʒ/