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British Overseas citizenship

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One of three forms of citizenship introduced by the British Nationality Act 1981 to replace citizenship of the UK and Colonies. On the date on which it came into force (1 January 1983), the...

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British Overseas Territories citizenship

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One of three forms of citizenship introduced (as British Dependent Territories Citizenship) by the British Nationality Act 1981 to replace citizenship of the UK and Colonies. The others are...

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citizenship of the UK and Colonies

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A form of citizenship created by the British Nationality Act 1948. By the British Nationality Act 1981, it was replaced as from 1 January 1983 by British citizenship, British Dependent...

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Commonwealth citizen

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Under the British Nationality Act 1948, a status synonymous with that of British subject. By the British Nationality Act 1981 (which replaced the 1948 Act as from 1 January 1983 and gave...

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illegitimacy

Overview page. Subjects: History — Law.

The status of a child born out of wedlock, formerly a stigmatizing condition but in most modern societies a status that is tolerated and socially accepted.

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immigration

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In genetics, the movement or flow of genes into a population, caused by immigrating individuals which interbreed with the residents. This is the usual source of new variation in a...

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nationality

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N.

The state of being a citizen or subject of a particular country. See British citizenship; British Overseas Territories citizenship; British Overseas citizenship; British...

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naturalization

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N.

The legal process by which a person acquires a new nationality. In the UK, British citizenship or British Overseas Territories citizenship can be acquired by means of a...

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recommendation for deportation on conviction

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A recommendation by a court that a convicted offender should be deported. The power of the Home Secretary to deport a convicted person is conferred by s 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1971. A...

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registration as citizen or subject

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A method by which minors can, either by right or at the Secretary of State's discretion, acquire British citizenship. See also naturalization.

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