Den"i*zen (?), n. [OF. denzein, deinzein, prop., one living (a city or country); opposed to forain foreign, and fr. denz within, F. dans, fr. L. de intus, prop., from within, intus being from in in. See In, and cf. Foreign.]

1.

A dweller; an inhabitant.

"Denizens of air."

Pope.

Denizens of their own free, independent state. Sir W. Scott.

2.

One who is admitted by favor to all or a part of the rights of citizenship, where he did not possess them by birth; an adopted or naturalized citizen.

3.

One admitted to residence in a foreign country.

Ye gods, Natives, or denizens, of blest abodes. Dryden.

 

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Den"i*zen, v. t.

1.

To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges.

As soon as denizened, they domineer. Dryden.

2.

To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants.

There [islets] were at once denizened by various weeds. J. D. Hooker.

 

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