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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 ?
There are again two methods of removing the causes of faction: the one, by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence; the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests.
Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.
He had returned when he did, on the pressing and written entreaty of a French citizen, who represented that his life was endangered by his absence.
The accused explained that the citizen was his first witness.
And in that sense let every considerate citizen judge for himself where the requisite qualification is most likely to be found.
Two evils would spring from this source: the oppression of particular branches of industry; and an unequal distribution of the taxes, as well among the several States as among the citizens of the same State.
Planchet, by way of dessert, would have liked to hear the conversation; but the citizen declared to D'Artagnan that what he had to say being important and confidential, he desired to be left alone with him.
The citizen made a fresh pause and continued, "I have a wife who is seamstress to the queen, monsieur, and who is not deficient in either virtue or beauty.
But Plato, in his treatise of Laws, thinks that a difference in circumstances should be permitted to a certain degree; but that no citizen should be allowed to possess more than five times as much as the lowest census, as we have already mentioned.
For this reason, Phaleas the Chalcedonian first proposed, that the fortunes of the citizens should be equal, which he thought was not difficult to accomplish when a community was first settled, but that it was a work of greater difficulty in one that had been long established; but yet that it might be effected, and an equality of circumstances introduced by these means, that the rich should give marriage portions, but never receive any, while the poor should always receive, but never give.
AN ex-Legislator asked a Most Respectable Citizen for a letter to the Governor recommending him for appointment as Commissioner of Shrimps and Crabs.
But it appearing a paltry thing to serve under others, he resolved, with the aid of some citizens of Fermo, to whom the slavery of their country was dearer than its liberty, and with the help of the Vitelleschi, to seize Fermo.