Definition of endenizen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɛnɪz(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈdɛnɪz(ə)n/

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[with object]
Make (a foreigner) a citizen of a particular place; naturalize.
Example sentences
  • Andrew Alvarez Noguera was endenizened in England in 1679.
  • There is no evidence that any Muslim was ever naturalized or endenizened in England in the seventeenth or the eighteenth century.
  • Only a dozen or so Jewish residents of New York ever managed to become endenizened in England.


Late16th century: from en-1 + denizen.

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