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FOREIGNER Definition & Legal Meaning

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In old English law, this term, when used with reference to a particularcity, designated any person who was not an inhabitant of that city. According to laterusage, it denotes a person who is not a citizen or subject of the state or country ofwhich mention is made, or any one owing allegiance to a foreign state or sovereign.For the distinctions, in Spanish law, between “domiciliated” and “transient” foreigners,see Yates v. lams, 10 Tex. 108.


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