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Citizen - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Citizen' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Citizen [ a.]
- Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery.
- Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a city; characteristic of citizens; effeminate; luxurious.
2 . Citizen [ n.]
- One who enjoys the freedom and privileges of a city; a freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.
- An inhabitant of a city; a townsman.
- A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.
- One who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen, though neither native nor naturalized, in such a sense that he takes his legal status from such country.