n.The process of becoming a citizen of a country if one was not born there.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
The process by which a foreign person becomes a U.S. citizen. Eligibility is, in almost all cases, dependent first and foremost on having held a green card for several years. Applicants must also meet other testing and residence requirements. A naturalized U.S. citizen has virtually the same rights as a native-born U.S. citizen.Category: Immigration → How to Become a U.S. Citizen
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n. The formal grant of U.S. citizenship to a foreigner.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
The process under federal law whereby a foreign-born person may be granted citizenship.In order to qualify for naturalization, an applicant must meet a number of statutory requirements, including those related to residency, literacy, and education, as well as an exhibition of "good moral character" and a demonstration of an attachment to constitutional principles upon which the United States is based.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
The process under federal law whereby a foreign-born person may be granted citizenship.In order to qualify for naturalization, an applicant must meet a number of statutory requirements, including those related to residency, literacy, and education, as well as an exhibition of "good moral character" and a demonstration of an attachment to constitutional principles upon which the United States is based.II Process by which a person acquires nationality after birth and becomes entitled to privileges of citizenship.
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Naturalization — Nat u*ral*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. naturalisation.] The act or process of naturalizing, esp. of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of a native or citizen; also, the state of being naturalized. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
naturalization — (n.) 1570s, from M.Fr. naturalisation, from naturaliser (see NATURALIZE (Cf. naturalize)) … Etymology dictionary
naturalization — (Amer.) natÂ·uÂ·ralÂ·iÂ·zaÂ·tion || â€šnÃ¦tÊƒrÉ™laÉª zeÉªÊƒn n. conferral of citizenship rights, process of becoming a citizen; process of acclimation (also naturalisation) … English contemporary dictionary
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