1 formal or humorous A person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place: denizens of field and forest
More example sentences
- I'd like to take you on a little jaunt through my backyard here in Ithaca to meet some of the plant denizens I spend much of my time admiring.
- Their fleshy leaves readily absorb and retain moisture because most of these plants are denizens of the desert.
- If your yard is wet, however, plant bog plants and denizens of the damp.
1.1British historical A foreigner allowed certain rights in their adopted country.
- The denizen was not a citizen because he did not have any political rights: he could not be a member of parliament or hold any civil or military office.
- The denizen was not a citizen nor an alien: but had a status akin to permanent residency today.
- Example sentences
- Since we are far from a global citizenship, we are aware of the fact that a status grounded on denizenship will also exclude some residents in Europe.
- In the case that there is no institution concerning denizenship in the country concerned but there is the equivalent right to the denizenship it will be acknowledged as denizenship.
- The sovereign cannot make a citizen by any act of his own; he can confer denizenship, but this does not make a man either a citizen or subject.
Words that rhyme with denizenbenison
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.