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denizen

(dĕn′ĭ-zən)
n.
1. An inhabitant; a resident: denizens of Monte Carlo.
2. One that frequents a particular place: a bar and its denizens.
3. Ecology An animal or a plant naturalized in a region.
4. Chiefly British A foreigner who is granted rights of residence and sometimes of citizenship.
tr.v. deni·zened, deni·zening, deni·zens Chiefly British
To make a denizen of; grant rights of residence to.

den′i·zen·a′tion n.
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Using tables of English denization or naturalization, Fagel attempts to identify "who" the immigrants were and "how" they identified themselves.
purchase charters of denization as a pre-condition to owning land or suing actions in the Dublin courts.' (66) Thus, absent a charter of denization, the action would be dismissed from court by virtue of a peremptory plea of Irishry--in other words, the action was beyond the writ of the common law and hence the jurisdiction of the court.
In England, while asserting the perpetuity of natural allegiance, the King, for centuries past has exercised the power to grant letters of denization to foreigners, making them English subjects; and the Parliament has exercised, at pleasure, the power of naturalizaton.