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Meaning of Stranger
A third person , one who is not a party to the transaction in question .
Stranger Alternative Definition
A person born out of the United States; but in this sense the term “alien” is more properly applied until he becomes naturalized. A person who is not privy to an act or contract. Example, he who is a stranger to the issue shall not take advantage of the verdict. Brooke, Abr. “Record,” pi. 3; Viner, Abr. 1. And see Comyn, Dig. “Abatement” (H 54). When a man undertakes to do a thing, and a stranger interrupts him, this is no excuse. Comyn, Dig. “Condition” (L 14). When a party undertakes that a stranger shall do a certain thing, he becomes liable as soon as the stranger refuses to perform it. Bac. Abr. “Conditions” (Q 4).
Synonyms of Stranger
- foreign person
- strange person
- unknown person
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