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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

A foreigner, or person born in another country, and therefore not entitled to the rights and privileges of the country where he resides. Among the Hebrews there were two classes of aliens.

1. Those who were strangers generally, and who owned no landed property.

2. Strangers dwelling in another country without being naturalized (Leviticus 22:10; Psalms 39:12).

Both of these classes were to enjoy, under certain conditions, the same rights as other citizens (Leviticus 19:33, 34; Deuteronomy 10:19). They might be naturalized and permitted to enter into the congregation of the Lord by submitting to circumcision and abandoning idolatry (Deuteronomy 23:3-8).

This term is used (Ephesians 2:12) to denote persons who have no interest in Christ.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

A'LIEN, adjective alyen, [Latin alienus, from alius, another. Latin alieno, to alienate; alter, another, to altercate.]

1. Foreign; not belonging to the same country, land or government.

2. Belonging to one who is not a citizen.

3. Estranged; foreign; not allied; adverse to; as, principles alien from our religion.

A'LIEN, noun alyen.

1. A foreigner; one born in, or belonging to, another country; one who is not a denizen, or entitled to the privileges of a citizen.

2. In scripture, one who is a stranger to the church of Christ, or to the covenant of grace.

At that time, ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. Ephesians 2:12.

In France, a child born of residents who are not citizens, is an alien In Great Britain, the children of aliens born in that country, are mostly natural born subjects; and the children of British subjects, owing allegiance to the crown of England, though born in other countries, are natural subjects, and entitled to the privileges or resident citizens.

Alien-duty, a tax upon goods imported by aliens, beyond the duty on the like goods imported by citizens; a discriminating duty on the tonnage of ships belonging to aliens, or any extra duties imposed by laws or edicts on aliens.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ALIENABIL'ITY, noun The capacity of being alienated or transferred.

The alienability of the domain.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

A'LIENABLE, adjective That may be sold, or transferred to another; as, land is alienable according to the laws of the State.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

A'LIENAGE, noun The state of being an alien.

Why restore estates, forfeitable on account of alienage?

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

A'LIENATE, verb transitive [Latin alieno.]

1. To transfer title, property or right to another; as, to alienate lands, or sovereignty.

2. To estrange; to withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; with from; as, to alienate the heart or affections; to alienate a man from the friends of his youth.

3. To apply to a wrong use.

They shall not alienate the first fruits of the land.

Ezekiel 48:14.

A'LIENATE, adjective [Latin alienatus.]

Estranged; withdrawn from; stranger to; with from.

O alienate from God, O spirit accurst.

The whigs were alienate from truth.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ALIENA'TION, noun [Latin alienatio.]

1. A transfer of title; or a legal conveyance of property to another.

2. The state of being alienated.

3. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the heart or affections.

4. Delirium; derangement of mental faculties; insanity.

Alienation-office, in Great Britain, is an office to which all writs of covenant and entry, on which fines are levied and recoveries suffered, are carried, to have fines for alienation set and paid thereon.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

A'LIENATOR, noun One that alienates or transfers property.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ALIE'NE, verb transitive [Latin alieno.]

1. To transfer title or property to another; to sell.

Nor could he aliene the estate, even with the consent of the Lord.

2. To estrange; to make averse or indifferent; to turn the affections from.

The prince was aliened from all thoughts of the marriage.

In this sense, it is more common to use alienate.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ALIENEE', noun One to whom the title to property is transferred.

If the alienee enters and keeps possession.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ALIENISM, noun Alyenizm. The state of being an alien.

The law was very gentle in the construction of the disability of alienism

Naves Topical Index

Strangers, heathen.

To be treated with justice
Exodus 22:21; Exodus 23:9; Leviticus 19:33-34; Deuteronomy 1:16; Deuteronomy 10:19; Deuteronomy 24:14; Deuteronomy 24:17; Deuteronomy 27:19; Jeremiah 7:6; Jeremiah 22:3; Ezekiel 22:29; Malachi 3:5

Religious privileges of
Exodus 12:48-49; Numbers 9:14; Numbers 15:14-15

Kindness to Edomites, enjoined
Deuteronomy 23:7

Jews authorized to purchase, as slaves
Leviticus 25:44-45

And to take usury from
Deuteronomy 15:3; Deuteronomy 23:20

Not permitted to make kings of
Deuteronomy 17:15

Forbidden to eat the Passover
Exodus 12:45

Partially exempt from Jewish law
Deuteronomy 14:21

Numerous in times of David and Solomon
2 Samuel 22:45-46; 2 Chronicles 2:17; 2 Chronicles 15:9

Ezekiel 22:29

Rights of
Numbers 35:15; Joshua 20:9; Ezekiel 47:22-23

David's kindness to
2 Samuel 15:19-20

Hospitality to, required by Jesus
Matthew 25:35; Matthew 25:38; Matthew 25:43
Gleaning; Heathen; Hospitality; Inhospitableness; Proselyte; Strangers