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.

Origin and Etymology of citizenship

see citizen


First Known Use: 1611


CITIZENSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

citizenship

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

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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