Essential Meaning of citizenship
1 : the fact or status of being a citizen of a particular place She applied for Polish citizenship. He was granted U.S. citizenship. See More Examplesthe rights of citizenship She has dual citizenship. [=she is a citizen of two countries]
2 : the qualities that a person is expected to have as a responsible member of a community The students are learning the value of good citizenship. She is an example of what true citizenship is all about. [=her behavior is an example of how a good citizen should act]
Full 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.
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