private citizen


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Noun1.private citizen - a citizen who does not hold any official or public position
citizen - a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
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private citizen

nprivato (cittadino)
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It was in the character of a private citizen that walking out privately he made use of his customary conveyances.
There was a silence, and then Private Citizen Heat murmured:
He was of so great ability, even as a private citizen, that one who writes of him says he wanted nothing but a kingdom to be a king.
But a man raised from the station of a private citizen to the rank of chief magistrate, possessed of a moderate or slender fortune, and looking forward to a period not very remote when he may probably be obliged to return to the station from which he was taken, might sometimes be under temptations to sacrifice his duty to his interest, which it would require superlative virtue to withstand.
There is not, among the most religious and instructed men of the most religious and civil nations, a reliance on the moral sentiment and a sufficient belief in the unity of things, to persuade them that society can be maintained without artificial restraints, as well as the solar system; or that the private citizen might be reasonable and a good neighbor, without the hint of a jail or a confiscation.
His story of his own life already has the distinction of translation into more languages, I think, than any other American book; and I suppose that he has as large a personal acquaintance among men of influence as any private citizen now living.
On the other hand, both political science and common sense teach us that in matters of state, and especially in the matter of war, private citizens must forego their personal individual
The administration of Sir Edmund Andros lacked scarcely a single characteristic of tyranny: a Governor and Council, holding office from the King, and wholly independent of the country; laws made and taxes levied without concurrence of the people immediate or by their representatives; the rights of private citizens violated, and the titles of all landed property declared void; the voice of complaint stifled by restrictions on the press; and, finally, disaffection overawed by the first band of mercenary troops that ever marched on our free soil.
In France, as in England, the Government seized upon the telephone business as soon as the pioneer work had been done by private citizens.
Any man could see that there was an intention here to show that Russia's friendship for America was so genuine as to render even her private citizens objects worthy of kindly attentions.
Ironically, as a private citizen before his foray into politics, Okorocha had endeared himself to the public through his establishment of secondary schools of eminent standards in virtually all the geopolitical zones of the country.
Malia Obama's private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait.