Digest of terms


legal status of an individual registered as belonging to a particular nation other state entity. It carries the implication of official rights and responsibilities arising from such belonging. It is often contrasted to the status of 'subject' wherein the individual is in a state of dependency on a ruler or ruling entity, as in a tribal chiefdom, and traditional monarchy, or a state dictatorship.

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