citizenship

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noun cit·i·zen·ship \ˈsi-tə-zən-ˌship\

Definition of citizenship

  1. 1 :  the status of being a citizen He was granted U.S. citizenship.

  2. 2a :  membership in a community (such as a college)b :  the quality of an individual's response to membership in a community The students are learning the value of good citizenship.

Examples of citizenship in a Sentence

  1. She applied for Polish citizenship.

  2. He was granted U.S. citizenship.

  3. The students are learning the value of good citizenship.

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Origin and Etymology of citizenship

see citizen


CITIZENSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

citizenship

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Definition of citizenship for English Language Learners

  • : the fact or status of being a citizen of a particular place

  • : the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community


CITIZENSHIP Defined for Kids

citizenship

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noun cit·i·zen·ship \ˈsi-tə-zən-ˌship\

Definition of citizenship for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of being a citizen He was granted citizenship in the United States.

  2. 2 :  the behavior expected of a person as a member of a community good citizenship


Law Dictionary

citizenship

noun cit·i·zen·ship

Legal Definition of citizenship

  1. 1 :  the status of being a citizen

  2. 2 :  the quality of an individual's behavior as a citizen

  3. 3 :  domicile —used especially in federal diversity cases — see also diversity jurisdiction at jurisdiction



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