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.

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. Donald Trump:

    He's very, very weak on immigration and I'm very strong on immigration, ben Carson is very, very weak on immigration. He believes in amnesty strongly. He believes in citizenship. He's going to give citizenship to people who are here illegally -- you can't do that.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there's organized efforts - frankly it's more related to Asian people coming into our country, having children in that organized effort, taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birthright citizenship.

  3. Alex Walker:

    I'm not talking about personal protection. I'm talking about, for me, the reason why I didn't have a problem with it is I just think it pulls scouting into a whole larger political and cultural debate as opposed to just saying scouting is about camping and citizenship and merit badges and service awards instead of pulling all these other issues out there. And I was just hoping that they could stay focused on that, that's all.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    We can't wait any longer for a path to full and equal citizenship.

  5. Luke Somers:

    My name is Luke Somers. I'm 33 years old. I was born in England, but I carry American citizenship and have lived in America for most of my life.

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