dual citizenship


Definition of dual citizenship

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

Examples of dual citizenship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other efforts expected by the community include the issuance of a citizenship card, birth records and dual citizenship procedures. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 9 Oct. 2021 Le Pen’s platform calls for, among other things, outlawing dual citizenship with most countries, banning foreign languages in schools, and exiting the European Union. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 Yvonne Anderson, an American who obtained dual citizenship to play in the Tokyo Games, led Serbia with a game-high 24 points. Fox News, 7 Aug. 2021 So upon birth in Louisiana, Duplantis immediately had dual citizenship and impressive athletic genes. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2021 The Philippines Cultural Community Center, which is at 5401 S. East St., offers Philippines dialects classes and resources for those who want to become U.S. citizens and those who'd like to gain dual citizenship in the Philippines. Natalia E. Contreras, The Indianapolis Star, 15 July 2021 Her Guyanese parents migrated to New Jersey before she was born, and Noel grew up between both countries, now holding dual citizenship. Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2021 Later, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said two Romanians with dual citizenship were among the dead. Fox News, 4 Oct. 2021 The same tensions have also been highlighted in the controversy over dual citizenship. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 10 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of dual citizenship

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dual citizenship was circa 1924

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18 Oct 2021

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“Dual citizenship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dual%20citizenship. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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