nationality


nationality
I noun allegiance, birth, body politic, citizenry, commonwealth, country, fatherland, habitancy, homeland, inhabitancy, inhabitation, nation, national group, national status, native land, nativity, origin, people, polity, populace, society, sovereign state, statehood, stock associated concepts: immigration and naturalization II index blood, polity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


nationality
the legal relationship between a person and a state. Since the British Nationality Act 1981, it is no longer possible to acquire British citizenship by reason only of being born in the UK. Since 1 January 1983, a child will become a British citizen if one of its parents is a British citizen or is settled in the UK.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • Nationality — Na tion*al i*ty, n.; pl. {Nationalities}. [Cf. F. nationalit[ e].] 1. The quality of being national, or strongly attached to one s own nation; patriotism. [1913 Webster] 2. The sum of the qualities which distinguish a nation; national character.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nationality — (n.) 1690s, national quality, from NATIONAL (Cf. national) + ITY (Cf. ity) (in some usages perhaps from Fr. nationalité. As fact of belonging to or being a citizen of a particular state, from 1828, gradually shading into race, ethnicity. Meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nationality — [nash΄ə nal′ə tē] n. pl. nationalities 1. national quality or character 2. the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization; identification as to national origin 3. the condition or fact of being a nation 4. a national… …   English World dictionary

  • nationality — [n] place of birth allegiance, body politic, citizenship, community, country, ethnic group, nation, native land, origin, political home, race, society; concepts 380,510 …   New thesaurus

  • nationality — ► NOUN (pl. nationalities) 1) the status of belonging to a particular nation. 2) an ethnic group forming a part of one or more political nations …   English terms dictionary

  • Nationality — Legal status of persons Concepts Citizenship Immigration Illegal immigration Nationality Naturalization Leave to Remain Statelessness …   Wikipedia

  • nationality — /nash euh nal i tee/, n., pl. nationalities for 1, 2, 5, 6. 1. the status of belonging to a particular nation, whether by birth or naturalization: the nationality of an immigrant. 2. the relationship of property, holdings, etc., to a particular… …   Universalium

  • nationality — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ various ▪ cultural differences among various nationalities ▪ mixed ▪ The pupils are of mixed nationality. ▪ dual …   Collocations dictionary

  • nationality */ — UK [ˌnæʃəˈnælətɪ] / US noun Word forms nationality : singular nationality plural nationalities 1) [countable/uncountable] the legal status of being a citizen of a particular country British/American/German nationality dual nationality (=… …   English dictionary

  • nationality — na|tion|al|i|ty [ˌnæʃəˈnælıti] n plural nationalities 1.) [U and C] the state of being legally a citizen of a particular country →↑citizenship ▪ people of the same nationality French/Brazilian etc nationality ▪ He has British nationality. dual… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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