Foreign attachment(Law), a process by which the property of a foreign or absent debtor is attached for the satisfaction of a debt due from him to the plaintiff; an attachment of the goods, effects, or credits of a debtor in the hands of a third person; — called in some States trustee, in others factorizing, and in others garnishee process. Kent. Tomlins. Cowell.Foreign bill, a bill drawn in one country, and payable in another, as distinguished from an inland bill, which is one drawn and payable in the same country. In this latter, as well as in several other points of view, the different States of the United States are foreign to each other. See Exchange, n., 4. Kent. Story.Foreign body(Med.), a substance occurring in any part of the body where it does not belong, and usually introduced from without. - - Foreign office, that department of the government of Great Britain which has charge British interests in foreign countries.

Syn. — Outlandish; alien; exotic; remote; distant; extraneous; extrinsic.

(For"eign*er) n. A person belonging to or owning allegiance to a foreign country; one not native in the country or jurisdiction under consideration, or not naturalized there; an alien; a stranger.

Joy is such a foreigner,
So mere a stranger to my thoughts.

Nor could the majesty of the English crown appear in a greater luster, either to foreigners or subjects.

(For"eign*ism) n. Anything peculiar to a foreign language or people; a foreign idiom or custom.

It is a pity to see the technicalities of the so- called liberal professions distigured by foreignisms.
Fitzed. Hall.

(For"eign*ness), n. The quality of being foreign; remoteness; want of relation or appropriateness.

Let not the foreignness of the subject hinder you from endeavoring to set me right.

A foreignness of complexion.
G. Eliot.

(For"ein) a. Foreign. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Fore*judge") v. t. [Fore + judge.] To judge beforehand, or before hearing the facts and proof; to prejudge.

(Fore*judge"), v. t. [For forjudge, fr. F. forjuger; OF. fors outside, except + F. juger to judge.] (O. Eng. Law) To expel from court for some offense or misconduct, as an attorney or officer; to deprive or put out of a thing by the judgment of a court. Burrill.

(Fore*judg"er) n. (Eng. Law) A judgment by which one is deprived or put out of a right or thing in question.

(Fore*judg"ment) n. Prejudgment. [Obs.] Spenser.

3. Remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; — with to or from; as, foreign to the purpose; foreign to one's nature.

This design is not foreign from some people's thoughts.

4. Held at a distance; excluded; exiled. [Obs.]

Kept him a foreign man still; which so grieved him,
That he ran mad and died.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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