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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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Further, the European Union ('EU') has adopted (the binding) Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the Status of Third-Country Nationals Who Are Long-Term Residents (defined to mean third-country nationals who have resided legally and continuously for five years), (257) an instrument that effectively grants a kind of European denizenship to 'third country nationals'.
In Chapter Three, Luu considers the legal status of first- and second-generation immigrants, offering a thoughtful consideration of denizenship.