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

    One’s voluntary renunciation of citizenship to become a citizen of another country.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The voluntary act of abandoning one's country, and becoming the citizen or subject of another. Ludiam v, Ludlam, 31 Barb. (N. Y.) 489. See Emigration.