Definitions for Citizenshipˈsɪt ə zənˌʃɪp, -sən-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cit•i•zen•shipˈsɪt ə zənˌʃɪp, -sən-(n.)

  1. the state of being vested with the rights and duties of a citizen.

    Category: Government

  2. the character of an individual viewed as a member of society:

    an award for good citizenship.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. citizenship(noun)

    the status of a citizen with rights and duties

  2. citizenship(noun)

    conduct as a citizen

    "award for good citizenship"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. citizenship(noun)ˈsɪt ə zənˌʃɪp, -sən-

    the legal right to live in a country

    Australian citizenship


  1. citizenship(Noun)

    The status of being a citizen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Citizenship(noun)

    the state of being a citizen; the status of a citizen


  1. Citizenship

    Citizenship denotes the link between a person and a state or an association of states. It is normally synonymous with the term nationality although the latter term may also refer to ethnic connotations. Possession of citizenship is normally associated with the right to work and live in a country and to participate in political life. A person who does not have citizenship in any state is said to be stateless. Nationality is often used as a synonym for citizenship in English – notably in international law – although the term is sometimes understood as denoting a person's membership of a nation. In some countries, e.g. the United States, "nationality" and "citizenship" have different meanings, and it is possible to be a national of the country but not a citizen.

Translations for Citizenship

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the status, rights and duties of a citizen, especially of a particular country etc

He has applied for British citizenship.

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