Adjective "citizen" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.
  1. 'The government has the responsibility of protecting the lives of its citizens.'
  2. 'A citizen's constitutional right must be responded to by the state in full.'
  3. 'The vast majority of people have been and continue to be not citizens, but subjects.'
  4. 'It is a display of loyalty and passion of a nation's citizens in its uniting icon: the flag.'
  5. 'One of the key points is that we have to respond as citizens rather than consumers.'
  6. 'There is no way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities.'
  7. 'Many of our most educated citizens don't have a clue what is happening in their own country.'
  8. '"Our women are bona fide citizens who are also protected by the state constitution.'
  9. 'The inaction of the police in this case has irked many concerned citizens of the State.'
  10. 'The applicants are citizens of the Czech Republic.'
  11. 'the good citizens of Edinburgh'
  12. 'What is clear is that the burden of the crisis will fall on the ordinary citizens of the city.'
  13. 'We invite the citizens of Harburg, and visitors to the town, to add their names here to ours.'
  14. 'He called on the citizens of his two dioceses to declare their support for Mary.'
  15. 'Evenings were the only time the city felt like it belonged to the citizens of York.'
  16. 'A city was represented in other cities by one or more citizens of those cities.'
  17. 'A building of this high quality should be restored and given back to the citizens of Manchester.'
  18. 'The organisers hope to attract citizens to parts of the city they have never visited before.'
  19. 'Obviously, the big mob of kids was rather too prominent for the citizens of Lincoln.'
  20. 'Any major business could be voted on by the whole town at a town meeting which all citizens could attend.'
  21. 'Plus, he'll be a model citizen in the community.'

More definitions

1. a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from alien).

2. an inhabitant of a city or town, especially one entitled to its privileges or franchises.

3. an inhabitant, or denizen: The deer is a citizen of our woods.

4. a civilian, as distinguished from a soldier, police officer, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"parties can be citizen."

"rights can be citizen."

"residents can be citizen."

"properties can be citizen."

"passports can be citizen."

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Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French citezein, alteration (probably influenced by deinzein ‘denizen’) of Old French citeain, based on Latin civitas ‘city’ (see city).


citizen of the world