Definition of alienage in English:

alienage

noun

Law
  • [mass noun] The state or condition of being an alien.

    • ‘That definition of the status of the alienage focuses on what it is that gives a person the status: owing obligations to another sovereign power.’
    • ‘I do not see why there has to be any particular time limitation, as long as you are achieving some legitimate purpose relevant to alienage.’
    • ‘In modem societies the foundational institutions for membership are citizenship and alienage.’
    • ‘In the first case the appearance of objectivity arises from alienation, in the second from alienage.’
    • ‘But, again, the argument is sliding between considerations of a statutory concept, citizenship, and considerations of a constitutional concept, alienage.’

Pronunciation:

alienage

/ˈeɪlɪənɪdʒ/