Webster 1913 Edition
aliusanother; properly, therefore, belonging to another. See
Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign;
aliensubjects, enemies, property, shores
Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; – followed by from or sometimes by to;
alienfrom our religion
aliensound of melancholy.
one who owes allegiance to a government at war with ours.
A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. See
One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged;
aliensfrom God’s mercies
Aliensfrom the common wealth of Israel.
Ephes. ii. 12.
To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.
[R.]“It the son alien lands.”
Sir M. Hale.
The prince was totally
alienedfrom all thoughts of . . . the marriage.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Foreign; not belonging to the same country, land or government.
2.Belonging to one who is not a citizen.
3.Estranged; foreign; not allied; adverse to; as, principles alien from our religion.
1.A foreigner; one born in, or belonging to, another country; one who is not a denizen, or entitled to the privileges of a citizen.
2.In scripture, one who is a stranger to the church of Christ, or to the covenant of grace.
At that time, ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. Eph. 2.
In France, a child born of residents who are not citizens, is an alien. In Great Britain, the children of aliens born in that country, are mostly natural born subjects; and the children of British subjects, owing allegiance to the crown of England, though born in other countries, are natural subjects, and entitled to the privileges or resident citizens.
Alien-duty, a tax upon goods imported by aliens, beyond the duty on the like goods imported by citizens; a discriminating duty on the tonnage of ships belonging to aliens, or any extra duties imposed by laws or edicts on aliens.