Foreigner


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Foreigner

All institutions and individuals living outside the United States, including US citizens living abroad, and branches, subsidiaries, and other affiliates abroad of US banks and business concerns; also central governments, central banks, and other official institutions of countries other than the United States, and international and regional organizations, wherever located. Also refers to persons in the United States to the extent that they are known by reporting institutions to be acting for foreigners.

Foreigner

Any person, company, bank, or other organization outside the United States. This includes foreign subsidies or branches of American companies. Generally speaking, foreigners are not subject to U.S. law unless they are doing business with a U.S. citizen, company, or government.
References in classic literature ?
As monsieur is a foreigner, I say, it is perhaps he who does not catch my exact meaning.
I am not acquainted myself with the names of foreigners in general, but I have no doubt it WOULD be that.
The foreigner mixed with the assembly, and looked more closely at the social spectacle around him.
Not at theatres only; but among other gatherings, in other places, the foreigner had noticed the same stolid languor where any effort was exacted from genteel English brains, and the same stupid contempt where any appeal was made to genteel English hearts.
The foreigner, by name John Baptist Cavalletto--they called him Mr Baptist in the Yard--was such a chirping, easy, hopeful little fellow, that his attraction for Pancks was probably in the force of contrast.
The strict honesty which the inhabitants of nearly all the Polynesian Islands manifest toward each other, is in striking contrast with the thieving propensities some of them evince in their intercourse with foreigners.
Archer noticed that his wife's way of showing herself at her ease with foreigners was to become more uncompromisingly local in her references, so that, though her loveliness was an encouragement to admiration, her conversation was a chill to repartee.
They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchy; foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.
In attendance on him was the head of the imperial staff, Quartermaster General Prince Volkonski, as well as generals, imperial aides-de-camp, diplomatic officials, and a large number of foreigners, but not the army staff.
Most of the land was owned by Americans, who lived away from it and were continually selling it to the foreigners.
Taking it into their heads that the boy was ill-used by the foreigners-- for no reason that I could discover, except that he was pretty and delicate-looking--the two girls had stolen along the inner side of the hedge between us and the road, and had watched the proceedings of the foreigners on the outer side.
If we had been engaged in any exercise peculiar to my own nation I should, of course, have looked after Pesca carefully; but as foreigners are generally quite as well able to take care of themselves in the water as Englishmen, it never occurred to me that the art of swimming might merely add one more to the list of manly exercises which the Professor believed that he could learn impromptu.