Citizenship
Citizenship \Cit"i*zen*ship\, n. The state of being a citizen; the status of a citizen. [1913 Webster]

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  • citizenship — cit·i·zen·ship n 1: the status of being a citizen 2: the quality of an individual s behavior as a citizen 3: domicile used esp. in federal diversity cases see also diversity jurisdiction at …   Law dictionary

  • citizenship — UK US /ˈsɪtɪzənʃɪp/ noun [U] ► the state of being a member of a country, and having legal rights because of this: »British/Canadian/US citizenship → Compare RESIDENCY(Cf. ↑residency) ► the state of being a member of a particular group and… …   Financial and business terms

  • citizenship — 1610s, from CITIZEN (Cf. citizen) + SHIP (Cf. ship) …   Etymology dictionary

  • citizenship — [sit′ə zənship΄, sit′ə sənship΄] n. 1. the status or condition of a citizen 2. the duties, rights, and privileges of this status 3. a person s conduct as a citizen …   English World dictionary

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  • citizenship — /sit euh zeuhn ship , seuhn /, n. 1. the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen. 2. the character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a …   Universalium

  • citizenship — n. 1) to grant citizenship 2) to acquire, receive citizenship 3) to revoke smb. s citizenship 4) to give up, renounce one s citizenship 5) dual citizenship * * * [ sɪtɪz(ə)nʃɪp] receive citizenship renounce one s citizenship dual citizenship to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • citizenship — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ full ▪ dual ▪ birthright (AmE) ▪ British, Chinese, US, etc …   Collocations dictionary

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