naturalisation naturalisation


  1. (n) the quality of being brought into conformity with nature
  2. (n) the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
  3. (n) the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
  4. (n) changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology



  • Tunisia rushes through player naturalisations

    Two footballers have been rushed through Tunisian naturalisation processes in a bid to boost the country's World Cup qualification hopes, the country's football federation said. Swiss-based Stephane Nater and Belgium-based Fabien Camus, both of whom were born in France and hold French nationality, are expected to line up against Cameroon in Yaounde in the second leg of the World Cup play-off ...
    on November 15, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "If we don't stop the fast naturalisation of players in some countries, this will be a real danger," Blatter added. "There were 60 million footballers in Brazil but only 11 places in their national team."
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Sepp Blatter Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "The danger is that this will be seen as a way of excluding people from British citizenship," said chief executive Keith Best. "The perversity of our education system is such that new immigrants who seek naturalisation may end up having more...
    on Oct 31, 2005 By: Keith Best Source: Daily Times

  3. A commission "is about to finalise a preliminary list of stateless people who have the right to naturalisation...... (and who) have lived in the country prior to the proclamation of the UAE Federation," Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan said.
    on Oct 25, 2006 By: Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Source: Peninsula On-line

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anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /