Denizen

Definition of Denizen

Den´i`zen   Pronunciation: dĕn´ĭ`z'n
n.1.A dweller; an inhabitant.
Denizens of their own free, independent state.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.
3.One admitted to residence in a foreign country.
Ye gods,
Natives, or denizens, of blest abodes.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges.
As soon as denizened, they domineer.
- Dryden.
2.To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants.
There [islets] were at once denizened by various weeds.
- J. D. Hooker.

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addressee, artist-in-residence, citizen, colonize, dweller, empeople, frequenter, habitant, haunter, house detective, incumbent, inhabit, inhabitant, inhabiter, inmate, inpatient, intern, live-in maid, liver, locum tenens, national, occupant, occupier, people, plant, populate, residencer, resident, resident physician, residentiary, resider, settle, settle in, sojourner, subject, tenant
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