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

    Formal admission of an alien to the status of a subject by letters patent.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The act of making one a denizen; the conferring of the privileges of citizenship upon an alien bom. Cro. Jac. 540. See Denizen.