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 for alien
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alien \Al"ien\, a. [OF. alien, L. alienus, fr. alius another;
     properly, therefore, belonging to another. See Else.]
     1. Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or
        to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien
        subjects, enemies, property, shores.
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     2. Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent
        (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by
        to; as, principles alien from our religion.
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              An alien sound of melancholy.         --Wordsworth.
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     Alien enemy (Law), one who owes allegiance to a government
        at war with ours. --Abbott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alien \Al"ien\, n.
     1. A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to
        another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in
        which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen.
        Hence, a stranger. See Alienage.
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     2. One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or
        estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.
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              Aliens from the common wealth of Israel. --Ephes.
                                                    ii. 12.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alien \Al"ien\, v. t. [F. ali['e]ner, L. alienare.]
     To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or
     ownership. [R.] "It the son alien lands." --Sir M. Hale.
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           The prince was totally aliened from all thoughts of . .
           . the marriage.                          --Clarendon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  alien
      adj 1: not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of
             something; "an economic theory alien to the spirit of
             capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind
             and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature" [syn:
             alien, foreign]
      2: being or from or characteristic of another place or part of
         the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse";
         "exotic cuisine" [syn: alien, exotic]
      n 1: a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does
           not owe allegiance to your country [syn: foreigner,
           alien, noncitizen, outlander] [ant: citizen]
      2: anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they
         are found [syn: stranger, alien, unknown] [ant:
         acquaintance, friend]
      3: a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its
         atmosphere [syn: extraterrestrial being,
         extraterrestrial, alien]
      v 1: transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the
           property to the heirs" [syn: alien, alienate]
      2: arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly
         been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her
         friends when she became fanatically religious" [syn:
         estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  207 Moby Thesaurus words for "alien":
     Jim Crow, Martian, Uitlander, abalienate, adversary, adversative,
     adverse, alienate, alter, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic,
     antithetic, apart, apartheid, assign, astronaut, auslander,
     barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, case, cede, change, character,
     clashing, color bar, competitive, con, conflicting, contradictory,
     contrary, convert, convey, cosmonaut, counter, crackpot, crank,
     cross, deed, deracine, detached, disaccordant, disaffect,
     disconnected, discrete, disjunct, displaced person, disrelated,
     dissentient, dissociated, disunify, disunite, division, eccentric,
     emigre, enemy, ethnocentrism, exclusiveness, exile, exotic,
     exterior, external, exterrestrial, exterritorial, extragalactic,
     extralateral, extraliminal, extramundane, extramural, extraneous,
     extrapolar, extraprovincial, extrasolar, extraterrene,
     extraterrestrial, extraterritorial, extratribal, extrinsic,
     fanatic, foreign, foreign devil, foreign-born, foreigner,
     fractious, give up, gringo, hand over, hermit, hobo, hostile,
     immigrant, incommensurable, incomparable, incompatible,
     incongruous, inconsonant, independent, inimical, insular,
     insularity, insulation, intrusive, irrelative, isolated, isolation,
     know-nothingism, kook, lone wolf, loner, make over, man from Mars,
     maverick, meshuggenah, narrowness, natural, negative, newcomer,
     nonconformist, noncooperative, nut, obstinate, odd fellow, oddball,
     oddity, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional,
     oppositive, oppugnant, original, other, otherworldly, out-group,
     outcast, outland, outlander, outlandish, outlaw, outside, outsider,
     overthwart, pariah, parochialism, persona non grata, perverse,
     planetary colony, quarantine, queer duck, queer fish,
     queer specimen, race hatred, racial segregation, rara avis,
     recalcitrant, refractory, refugee, relinquish, remise, removed,
     repugnant, rival, rocket man, rocketeer, screwball, seclusion,
     segregate, segregation, separate, separated, separation, sign over,
     snobbishness, solitary, space, space crew, space traveler,
     spaceman, strange, stranger, the Wandering Jew, tightness,
     tramontane, tramp, transcendental, transmundane, type, ulterior,
     ultramontane, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unconnected,
     uncooperative, unearthly, unfamiliar, unfavorable, unfriendly,
     unpropitious, unrelatable, unrelated, wanderer, wean, xenophobia,
     zealot
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Alien
     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 (Lev. 22:10; Ps. 39:12).
     
       Both of these classes were to enjoy, under certain conditions,
     the same rights as other citizens (Lev. 19:33, 34; Deut. 10:19).
     They might be naturalized and permitted to enter into the
     congregation of the Lord by submitting to circumcision and
     abandoning idolatry (Deut. 23:3-8).
     
       This term is used (Eph. 2:12) to denote persons who have no
     interest in Christ.
     

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ALIEN, persons. One born out of the jurisdiction of the United States, who
  has not since been naturalized under their constitution and laws. To this
  there are some exceptions, as this children of the ministers of the United
  States in foreign courts. See Citizen, Inhabitant.
       2. Aliens are subject to disabilities, have rights, and are bound to
  perform duties, which will be briefly considered. 1. Disabilities. An alien
  cannot in general acquire title to real estate by the descent, or by other
  mere operation of law; and if he purchase land, he may be divested of the
  fee, upon an inquest of office found. To this general rule there are
  statutory exceptions in some of the states; in Pennsylvania, Ohio,
  Louisiana, New Jersey, Rev. Laws, 604, and Michigan, Rev. St. 266, s. 26,
  the disability has been removed; in North Carolina, (but see Mart. R. 48; 3
  Dev. R. 138; 2 Hayw. 104, 108; 3 Murph. 194; 4 Dev. 247; Vermont and
  Virginia, by constitutional provision; and in Alabama, 3 Stew R. 60;
  Connecticut, act of 1824, Stat. tit. Foreigners, 251; Indiana, Rev. Code, a.
  3, act of January 25, 1842; Illinois, Kentucky, 1 Litt. 399; 6 Mont. 266
  Maine, Rev. St,. tit. 7, c. 93, s. 5 Maryland, act of 1825, ch. 66; 2 Wheat.
  259; and Missouri, Rev. Code, 1825, p. 66, by statutory provision it is
  partly so.
       3. An alien, even after being naturalized, is ineligible to the office
  of president of the United States; and in some states, as in New York, to
  that of governor; he cannot be a member of congress, till the expiration of
  seven years after his naturalization. An alien can exercise no political
  rights whatever; he cannot therefore vote at any political election, fill
  any office, or serve as a juror. 6 John. R. 332.
       4.-2. An alien has a right to acquire personal estate, make and
  enforce contracts in relation to the same - he is protected from injuries,
  and wrongs, to his person and property, his relative rights and character;
  he may sue and be sued.
       5.-3. He owes a temporary local allegiance, and his property is
  liable to taxation. Aliens are either alien friends or alien enemies. It is
  only alien friends who have the rights above enumerated; alien enemies are
  incapable, during the existence of war to sue, and may be ordered out of the
  country. See generally, 2 Kent. Com. 43 to 63; 1 Vin. Ab. 157; 13 Vin. ab.
  414; Bac. Ab. h.t.; 1 Saund. 8, n.2; Wheat. Dig. h.t.; Bouv. Inst. Index,
  h.t.
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  ALIEN, n.  An American sovereign in his probationary state.
  

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