alien

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alien

an organism, usually a plant, that is not native to the environment in which it occurs, and that is thought to have been introduced by man.
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Karl Muck: Anti-German Hysteria and Enemy Alien Internment During World War I," Undergraduate Thesis, Harvard University, 1994, 23- 24, 27.
The line between Confederate citizen and "enemy alien" was fuzzy in a nation ostensibly founded on the premise that its inhabitants' primary locus of citizenship lay with their states, rather than the national government.
However, the Court also noted that an enemy alien restrained pursuant to the act did have access to the courts to challenge whether the statutory criteria were met, in other words, whether a "declared war" existed and whether the person restrained is in fact an enemy alien fourteen years or older.
The irony was not lost on Cardinalli as he, the son of an "enemy alien," served in the 7th Infantry Division's 184th Regiment as a corporal, heading up a mortar squad.
"However, when he arrived in Scotland, he was put in an internment camp at Duff House in Banff, where he was regarded as being an 'enemy alien'.
8 to Israel's Civil Wrongs Law adopts the doctrine of "enemy aliens", which was prohibited under international law in the aftermath of World War II, according to Adalah.
The familiar enemy alien reptilian race Krill will be back and the crew will also enter a planet that looks very much like present-day Earth.
enemy alien was one who owed a natural allegiance to a sovereign who was
Despite being authorised to work, like thousands of other refugees, in 1940 he was interned as an enemy alien and when released sometime later, he returned to find his workshop flattened in the Blitz.
He had been arrested for being an "enemy alien" and was interned.