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Princeton's WordNet

  1. naturalization, naturalisation(noun)

    the quality of being brought into conformity with nature

  2. naturalization, naturalisation(noun)

    the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship

  3. naturalization, naturalisation(noun)

    the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous

  4. naturalization, naturalisation(noun)

    changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology

    "the naturalization in English of many Italian words"

Wiktionary

  1. naturalization(Noun)

    The action of naturalizing somebody.

  2. naturalization(Noun)

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

  3. naturalization(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naturalization(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Naturalization

    Naturalization is the acquisition of citizenship and nationality by somebody who was not a citizen of that country. In general, basic requirements for naturalization are that the applicant hold a legal status as a full-time resident for a minimum period of time and that the applicant promise to obey and uphold that country's laws, to which an oath or pledge of allegiance is sometimes added. Some countries also require that a naturalized national must renounce any other citizenship that they currently hold, forbidding dual citizenship, but whether this renunciation actually causes loss of the person's original citizenship will again depend on the laws of the countries involved. Nationality is traditionally based either on jus soli or on jus sanguinis, although it now usually mixes both. Whatever the case, the massive increase in population flux due to globalization and the sharp increase in the numbers of refugees following World War I created an important class of non-citizens called stateless persons. In some rare cases, procedures of mass naturalization were passed. As naturalization laws were created to deal with the rare case of people separated from their nation state because they lived abroad, western democracies were not ready to naturalize the massive influx of stateless people which followed massive denationalizations and the expulsion of ethnic minorities from newly created nation states in the first part of the 20th century, but they also counted the Russians who had escaped the 1917 October Revolution and the war communism period, and then the Spanish refugees. As Hannah Arendt pointed out, internment camps became the "only nation" of such stateless people, since they were often considered "undesirable" and were stuck in an illegal situation.

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