dual citizenship

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sralla has dual citizenship, as her mother is from Sweden. Dallas News, 4 Aug. 2022 Sanca, who ran at UMass-Lowell and lives in Salisbury, Mass., competed in the Olympics in London in 2012 in the 5,000 meters for Cape Verde and holds a dual citizenship. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 6 Oct. 2022 Despite Abdel Fattah’s dual citizenship, Egyptian officials have not allowed Britain consular access to him in prison. Siobhán O'grady, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 In Russia, almost every man is considered a reservist until age 65, and officials on Monday stressed that men with dual citizenship are also eligible for the military call-up. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Sep. 2022 In Russia, almost every man is considered a reservist until age 65, and officials on Monday stressed that men with dual citizenship are also eligible for the military call-up. Reuters, NBC News, 26 Sep. 2022 Perhaps because of his dual citizenship and his big personality, Hawkins was a natural at bringing together disparate genres and musicians. Sarah Grant, Rolling Stone, 29 May 2022 These were docs produced by TV networks yet showcased in Oscar qualifying theatrical runs, giving them dual citizenship. Michael Schneider, Variety, 17 June 2022 The 21-year-old Malacinski, who has American-Finnish dual citizenship and competes for the U.S., had high hopes of competing in China dashed in 2018. Larry Lage, ajc, 15 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dual citizenship was circa 1924

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“Dual citizenship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dual%20citizenship. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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