Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    An unnaturalized person of foreign birth; to alienate or transfer title.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    n. A foreigner; one born abroad; a person resident in one country, but owing allegiance to another. In England, one bom out of the allegiance of the king. In the United States, one born out of the jurisdiction of the United States, and who has not been naturalized under their constitution and laws. 2 Kent, Comm. 50; Ex parte Dawson, 3 Bradf. Sur. (N. Y.) 136; Lynch v. Clarke, 1 Sandf. Ch. (N. Y) 668; Lyons v. State, 67 Cal. 380, 7 Pac. 763.
    —Alien amy. In international law. Alien friend. An alien who is the subject or citizen of a foreign government at peace with our own.
    —Alien and sedition laws. Acts of congress of July 6 and July 14. 1798. See Whart. State Tr. 22.
    —Alien enemy. In international law. An alien who is the subject or citizen of some hostile state or power. See Dyer, 2b; Co.. Litt. 129b. A person who, by reason of owing a permanent or temporary allegiance to a hostile power, becomes, in time of war, impressed with the character of an enemy, and, as such, is disabled from suing in the courts of the adverse belligerent. See 1 Kent, 74; 2 Id. 63; Bell v. Chapman. 10 Johns. (N. Y.) 183: Dorsey v. Brigham, 177 111 250, 52 N. E. 307, 42 L. R. A. 809, 69 Am. St. Rep 228.
    —Alien friend. The subject of a nation with which we are at peace; an alien amy.
    —Alien n6e. A man bom an alien.