Definition of citizenship
1 : the status of being a citizen He was granted U.S. citizenship.
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
She applied for Polish citizenship.
He was granted U.S. citizenship.
The students are learning the value of good citizenship.
Origin and Etymology of citizenship
First Known Use: 1611
CITIZENSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of citizenship for Students
1 : the state of being a citizen He was granted citizenship in the United States.
2 : the behavior expected of a person as a member of a community good citizenship
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