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Al"ien (#), a. [OF. alien, L. alienus, fr. alius another; properly, therefore, belonging to another. See Else.]

1.

Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores.

2.

Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion.

An alien sound of melancholy. Wordsworth.

Alien enemy Law, one who owes allegiance to a government at war with ours. Abbott.

 

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Al"ien, n.

1.

A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not posses the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. See Alienage.

2.

One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.

Aliens from the common wealth of Israel. Ephes. ii. 12.

 

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Al"ien, v. t. [F. ali'ener, L. alienare.]

To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.

[R.] "It the son alien lands."

Sir M. Hale.

The prince was totally aliened from all thoughts of . . . the marriage. Clarendon.

 

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