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 (bĭ-lông′ər, -lŏng′-)
n. Caribbean
A native-born island resident or a person who has been granted the status of a native-born resident: "Resentment for what many Belongers consider Britain's parsimonious attitude has rekindled a 13-year-old debate" (Maclean's).
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(Peoples) a native-born Caribbean person
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Voter turnout was 78% and the results seem to reflect disaffection from UDP after grants of Caymanian Status (belongership) to several thousand individuals in 2003 and, more recently, a series of revelations of questionable financial transactions on the part of Government ministers.
Third, the manipulation and abuse of Belongerships (a status which confers rights normally associated with citizenship, including the right to vote and to whom Crown Land may be disposed often at very substantial discount).