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n.1.A female citizen.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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On Sundays and holidays the citizens trooped down, on visiting bent, and the lonely officer on duty solaced himself by playing the cicerone - especially to the citizenesses with engaging manners and a well-developed sense of the fun that may be got out of the inspection of a ship's cabins and state-rooms.
In the preface to the 1860 volume Poems before Congress, which contains "A Curse for a Nation," EBB, a self-proclaimed "citizeness of the world," reconceptualizes transnational thinking as well as the concept of patriotism, encouraging her readers to adopt a more transnational consciousness.