What does citizenship mean?

Definitions for citizenship
ˈsɪt ə zənˌʃɪp, -sən-cit·i·zen·ship

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. citizenshipnoun

    the status of a citizen with rights and duties

  2. citizenshipnoun

    conduct as a citizen

    "award for good citizenship"


  1. citizenshipnoun

    The status of being a citizen.


  1. Citizenship

    Citizenship is an allegiance of person to a state. Each state determines the conditions under which it will recognize persons as its citizens, and the conditions under which that status will be withdrawn. Recognition by a state as a citizen generally carries with it recognition of civil, political, and social rights which are not afforded to non-citizens. In general, the basic rights normally regarded as arising from citizenship are the right to a passport, the right to leave and return to the country/ies of citizenship, the right to live in that country, and to work there. Some countries permit their citizens to have multiple citizenships, while others insist on exclusive allegiance.


  1. citizenship

    Citizenship refers to the state of being a member of a particular social, political, national, or community group, typically represented as a legal status conferred by birth or naturalization, and characterized by specific rights, privileges, and duties. It involves the individual's rights protected by the state, participation in civic affairs, and responsibilities towards the community. As a citizen, one is legally recognized and enjoys the benefits, civil rights, social services, public education, and legal protection provided by the state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Citizenshipnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. citizenship

    The act and fact of being a citizen.

    The citizenship was easily applied for.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

  2. citizenship

    The natural right cocreated by every form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity parliament, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government that naturally gives every person born in a country the natural right to being a citizen, to have the nationality of the country and passport of the country through right of birth. The legislation for this is created on a fasttrack and confirmed in writing to every person this effects to ensure the person has written confirmation.

    Citizenship is guaranteed to every person born in a country.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 3, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of citizenship in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of citizenship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of citizenship in a Sentence

  1. Michael Smith:

    That’s not good citizenship, wealth comes from the workers. That profitability comes from us.

  2. David McCormick:

    Voters can't trust Mehmet Oz, renounce your Turkish citizenship now.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    We have to finally, once and for all, fix our immigration system, make no mistake, today not a single Republican candidate, announced or potential, is clearly and consistently supporting a path to citizenship. Not one. When they talk about legal status, that is code for second-class status.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    I can make that promise, i do not want to see them deported. I want to see them on a path to citizenship. That is exactly what I will do.

  5. Hassan Shibly:

    The Trump administration continues The Trump administration attempts to wrongfully strip citizens of State Department citizenship.

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    A defiant
    B articulate
    C tacky
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