Definition of "naturalization" []

  • Documents confirming that someone has been awarded citizenship of a country he or she was not born in
  • The action of naturalizing somebody. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • The admission or adoption of foreign words or customs into general use. (noun)
  • The introduction and establishment of an animal or plant into a place where it is not indigenous. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "naturalization" in a sentence
  • "Our term naturalization signifies essentially the same thing; viz., that the subject is made to be a natural born"
  • "Also, in cases where naturalization is not at issue, commerce with foreign states would be."
  • "One of the categories under which one may apply for naturalization is five years 'residency in Mexico."