n. One who is strange, foreign, or unknown. Someone who is not a party to an action, a transaction, or a contract. A person who is not in privity.
Specifically: - (a) One who comes from a foreign land; a foreigner. (b) One whose home is at a distance from the place where he is, but in the same country. (c) One who is unknown or unacquainted; as, the gentleman is a stranger to me; hence, one not admitted to communication, fellowship, or acquaintance. One not belonging to the family or household; a guest; a visitor.
- (Law) One not privy or party an act, contract, or title; a mere intruder or intermeddler; one who interferes without right; as, actual possession of land gives a good title against a stranger having no title; as to strangers, a mortgage is considered merely as a pledge; a mere stranger to the levy.
- vb. To estrange; to alienate. - Persons, contracts. This word has several meanings.
1. A person born out of the United States; but in this sense the term alien is more properly applied, until he becomes naturalized.
2. A ...