Definition for NAT-U-RAL-I-ZA'TION

NAT-U-RAL-I-ZA'TION, n. [See Naturalize.]

The act of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen. Naturalization in Great Britain is only by act of Parliament. In the United States, it is by act of Congress, vesting certain tribunals with the power.

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