right of abode

right of abode
the right freely to live in and come and go from the UK without let or hindrance. See British citizen, certificate of entitlement.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • right of abode — UK US noun [singular] official permission to live in a country Thesaurus: moving to and living in a different countrysynonym words for people according to the part of the world they come fromhyponym * * * ˌright of aˈbode [right of abode] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Right of abode (United Kingdom) — Right of abode is a status under United Kingdom immigration laws that gives an unrestricted right to live in the United Kingdom. It was introduced by the Immigration Act 1971.British citizensAll British citizens have the right of abode in the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Right of abode issue, Hong Kong — The issue of who has the right of abode in Hong Kong prompted a fierce debate at the end of the 20th century and tested the One Country, Two Systems policy in China. The debate erupted on 29 January 1999, when the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeals …   Wikipedia

  • right of abode — noun chiefly Brit. a person s right to live in a country …   English new terms dictionary

  • right of abode — UK / US noun [singular] official permission to live in a country …   English dictionary

  • abode — a‧bode [əˈbəʊd ǁ əˈboʊd] noun [countable usually singular] formal LAW the place where someone lives: • He has the right of abode in the UK (= he has the right to live there ) . * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • abode — In the meaning ‘a dwelling place’, abode is falling into disuse except in two fixed expressions: (of) no fixed abode, used of someone without a permanent address, and right of abode, especially as applied to citizens of Hong Kong who sought the… …   Modern English usage

  • abode — past and past part of abide Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. abode …   Law dictionary

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