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citizen

cit·i·zen

citizen

 
pronunciation:
sI t sn [or] sI t zn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person belonging by birth or naturalization to a political and geographic entity, esp. a nation. (Cf. alien).
Her passport shows that she is a U.S. citizen.His father emigrated from Russia in 1917 and became a French citizen.
antonyms:
alien
similar words:
inhabitant, native, subject
definition 2: a resident of a town or city, esp. one entitled to civic privileges such as voting.
Citizens of this community should band together to combat the problem of crime.The mayor urged all citizens to evacuate the city.As taxpaying citizens, we deserve better road maintenance and sanitation services in this area.
synonyms:
freeman, voter
similar words:
denizen, inhabitant, native, resident, taxpayer, townsman
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