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cit·i·zen

 (sĭt′ĭ-zən)
n.
1. A person owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalization to the protection of a state or nation.
2. A resident of a city or town, especially one entitled to vote and enjoy other privileges there.
3. A civilian.
4. A native, inhabitant, or denizen of a particular place: citizens of rural Utah.

[Middle English citisein, from Anglo-Norman citesein, alteration (perhaps influenced by dainzain, denizen) of Old French citeain, from cite, city; see city.]

cit′i·zen·ly adj.

citizen

(ˈsɪtɪzən)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a native registered or naturalized member of a state, nation, or other political community. Compare alien
2. an inhabitant of a city or town
3. a native or inhabitant of any place
4. a civilian, as opposed to a soldier, public official, etc
[C14: from Anglo-French citesein, from Old French citeien, from cité, city]
citizeness fem n
ˈcitizenly adj

cit•i•zen

(ˈsɪt ə zən, -sən)

n.
1. a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection.
2. an inhabitant of a city or town, esp. one entitled to its privileges or franchises.
3. an inhabitant or denizen: the wild citizens of our woods.
4. a civilian, as distinguished from a soldier, police officer, etc.
[1275–1325; Middle English citisein < Anglo-French citesein, Old French citeain=cite city + -ain -an1]
cit′i•zen•ly, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.citizen - a native or naturalized member of a state or other political communitycitizen - a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
citizenry, people - the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"
national, subject - a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
active citizen - a citizen who takes an active role in the community (as in crime prevention and neighborhood watch)
civilian - a nonmilitary citizen
freeman, freewoman - a person who is not a serf or a slave
private citizen - a citizen who does not hold any official or public position
repatriate - a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored
thane - a man ranking above an ordinary freeman and below a noble in Anglo-Saxon England (especially one who gave military service in exchange for land)
elector, voter - a citizen who has a legal right to vote
alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

citizen

noun inhabitant, resident, dweller, ratepayer, denizen, subject, freeman, burgher, townsman football hooligans who terrorized citizens after the match
Related words
adjective civil

citizen

noun
A person owing loyalty to and entitled to the protection of a given state:
Translations
مُواطِنساكِن، مُقيم في
občanobyvatel
borgerindbyggerstatsborger
kodanik
kansalainenkaupunkilainenporvarisiviili
državljanindržavljankagrađaningrađanka
polgárállampolgár
borgariríkisborgari
市民
시민
miestietispilietispilietybė
pilsētniekspilsonis
državljandržavljankameščanmeščankaobčan
državljanindržavljanka
medborgarecivilistinnevånare
พลเมือง
vatandaşhemşehrikentlişehirliuyruk
công dân

citizen

[ˈsɪtɪzn]
A. N [of state] → ciudadano/a m/f, súbdito/a m/f; [of city] → habitante mf, vecino/a m/f
B. CPD Citizens' Advice Bureau N (Brit) organización voluntaria británica que asesora legal o financieramente
citizen's arrest N arresto realizado por un ciudadano ordinario
Citizens' Band N (Rad) → banda f ciudadana
CITIZENS' ADVICE BUREAU
Las oficinas de información al ciudadano, Citizens' Advice Bureaux o CABs, se crearon en 1939 para asesorar al pueblo británico sobre las normas que había que cumplir en tiempos de guerra. Después pasaron a ser un servicio de asesoramiento general al público, ofreciendo información gratuita y ayuda en problemas de carácter diverso. Actualmente se encargan de aconsejar en lo concerniente a la vivienda, problemas económicos, prestaciones y servicios sociales y derechos del consumidor. Existen unas 900 oficinas por todo el país, financiadas con dinero público y en las que trabajan normalmente voluntarios dirigidos por una persona que cobra por su trabajo.

citizen

[ˈsɪtɪzən] n
[country] → citoyen(ne) m/f
a French citizen → un(e) citoyen(ne) français
(= resident) → habitant(e) m/f
the citizens of this town → les habitants de cette ville

citizen

n
Bürger(in) m(f)
(of a state)(Staats)bürger(in) m(f); French citizenfranzösischer Staatsbürger, französische Staatsbürgerin, Franzose m, → Französin f; citizen of the worldWeltbürger(in) m(f)

citizen

:
citizen’s arrest
n Festnahme durch eine Zivilperson
Citizens’ Band
nCB-Funk m
Citizen’s Charter
n (Brit) 1991 von der britischen Regierung zur Verbesserung öffentlicher Dienstleistungen eingesetzte Charta

citizen

[ˈsɪtɪzn] n (of state) → cittadino/a; (of city) → abitante m/f
the citizens of this town → gli abitanti di questa città

citizen

(ˈsitizn) noun
1. an inhabitant of a city or town. a citizen of London.
2. a member of a state or country. a British citizen; a citizen of the USA.
ˈcitizenship noun
the status, rights and duties of a citizen, especially of a particular country etc. He has applied for British citizenship.

citizen

مُواطِن občan borger Bürger πολίτης ciudadano kansalainen citoyen državljanin cittadino 市民 시민 burger statsborger obywatel cidadão гражданин medborgare พลเมือง vatandaş công dân 市民

citizen

n. ciudadano-a.
References in classic literature ?
If a pedestrian got in her way she drove straight ahead and the frightened citizen had to es- cape as best he could.
Says he's married, naturalized citizen, Lutheran Church, die- cutter by profession.
He had built himself a country-seat within a few miles of his native town, and there spent such portions of his time as could be spared from public service in the display of every grace and virtue--as a newspaper phrased it, on the eve of an election--befitting the Christian, the good citizen, the horticulturist, and the gentleman.
Such occasions might remind the elderly citizen of that period, before the last war with England, when Salem was a port by itself; not scorned, as she is now, by her own merchants and ship-owners, who permit her wharves to crumble to ruin while their ventures go to swell, needlessly and imperceptibly, the mighty flood of commerce at New York or Boston.
So each man in turn took an oath of which he did not understand a word, and then was presented with a handsome ornamented document with a big red seal and the shield of the United States upon it, and was told that he had become a citizen of the Republic and the equal of the President himself.
It lies now between an aristocratic old citizen and our bullet-headed acquaintance.
But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at one no government, but at once a better government.
When I would recreate myself, I seek the darkest woods the thickest and most interminable and, to the citizen, most dismal, swamp.
If I were backed by enough of his sort, I would make a strike for the welfare of this country, and try to prove myself its loyalest citizen by making a wholesome change in its system of government.
I began to inquire of this and that and the other citizen, and here is what I found out:
The chief citizen was York Leicester Driscoll, about forty years old, judge of the county court.
And it was said that a belated citizen had come upon Potter wash- ing himself in the "branch" about one or two o'clock in the morning, and that Potter had at once sneaked off -- suspicious circumstances, especially the washing which was not a habit with Potter.