dual citizenship


Definition of dual citizenship 

: the status of an individual who is a citizen of two or more nations

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Police began searching for the family last Friday after someone notified them that the Smiths and their son, all of whom have dual citizenship in Georgia and the U.S., were missing. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Father, toddler son shot dead in Georgia; mother falls into ravine while fleeing attacker, officials say," 9 July 2018 Miescher, though, has made things a lot worse after appearing to hit out at the fact that there are several players carrying dual citizenship in the side. SI.com, "Granit Xhaka Hits Out at Swiss FA Following Controversial Comments on Dual Nationality," 8 July 2018 Delegates are meeting with leaders from the Mexican Consulate about how to coach immigrants on obtaining dual citizenship, applying for guardianship and other complicated processes, Segura said. Vikki Ortiz, chicagotribune.com, "'Chicago is the lighthouse': Local Catholic leaders take the lead in supporting immigrants," 13 July 2018 All three had obtained dual citizenship in Georgia and the United States. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, "Father, 4-Year-Old Son Fatally Shot with Hunting Rifle — as Mom Is Chased to Her Death Off Ravine," 10 July 2018 The younger Nwora has dual citizenship, which allows him to play for Nigeria. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's Jordan Nwora to play for Nigeria in World Cup qualifiers," 11 June 2018 Some purchases aren’t counted, for instance, when foreign buyers hold dual citizenship, or if the transactions are made through companies or local proxies that obscure a buyer’s identity. Dominique Fong, WSJ, "Western Cities Want to Slow Flood of Chinese Home Buying. Nothing Works.," 6 June 2018 Throughout this year, the cultural center is assisting Americans who want to claim dual citizenship. Jay Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Europe in the Midwest: Heritage centers help travelers connect to the past," 1 June 2018 For instance, a Syrian with dual citizenship in another country may get approval. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Syrian aid worker has full scholarship to Johns Hopkins, but worries he can't get a visa," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of dual citizenship

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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