Definition of Naturalization

1. Noun. The quality of being brought into conformity with nature.

Exact synonyms: Naturalisation
Generic synonyms: Naturalness
Derivative terms: Naturalise, Naturalise, Naturalize, Naturalize

2. Noun. The proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship.
Exact synonyms: Naturalisation
Generic synonyms: Legal Proceeding, Proceeding, Proceedings
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Naturalise, Naturalize

3. Noun. The introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous.
Exact synonyms: Naturalisation
Generic synonyms: Debut, Entry, First Appearance, Introduction, Launching, Unveiling
Derivative terms: Naturalise, Naturalize

4. Noun. Changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology. "The naturalization in English of many Italian words"
Exact synonyms: Naturalisation
Generic synonyms: Adoption, Borrowing
Derivative terms: Naturalise, Naturalize

Definition of Naturalization

1. n. The act or process of naturalizing, esp. of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of a native or citizen; also, the state of being naturalized.

Definition of Naturalization

1. Noun. The action of naturalizing somebody. ¹

2. Noun. The admission or adoption of foreign words or customs into general use. ¹

3. Noun. The introduction and establishment of an animal or plant into a place where it is not indigenous. ¹

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Definition of Naturalization

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naturalization

natural virtue
naturalistic fallacy
naturalization (current term)
naturally occurring
nature-nurture issue

Literary usage of Naturalization

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1. International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States by Charles Cheney Hyde (1922)
"The principle of collective naturalization was necessarily applied in the German treaty ... The power to enact naturalization laws is lodged exclusively in ..."

2. The diplomatic protection of citizens abroad or the law of international claims by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"CHAPTER m naturalization AND OTHER TITLES TO CITIZENSHIP OR PROTECTION FRAUDULENT naturalization § 228. Municipal Penalties. The statutes of the United ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"The first federal naturalization law was passed March 26, 1790. The next, that of January 29, 1795, introduced the requirement of preliminary declaration of ..."

4. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"naturalization signifies in the widest sense the bestowal of nationality. ... Commonly, however, naturalization means the acquisition of nationality ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"would defeat this purpose to compel the government to refrain from presenting any objection unless willing to accept the decision of the naturalization ..."

6. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"109p 11 tables map '19 naturalization • National security league. ... National security league has plan to humanize naturalization. ..."

7. Compiled Statutes of the United States, 1913: Embracing the Statutes of the by United States, John Allan Mallory (1914)
"On the transfer of that Bureau, with the Division of naturalization therein, to the Department of Labor, it was divided into two bureaus, to be known as the ..."

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