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 Kathy Fatica is considering leaving the country, mulling the options for dual citizenship. Campbell Robertson, New York Times, "Voters Dread Election: ‘It’s Going to Be Hell No Matter What’," 6 Oct. 2020 Having dual citizenship is not unusual in the cruise industry. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Search of a Second Passport? You’re Not Alone," 18 Sep. 2020 Although the uptake was limited in Ukraine and Slovakia, where dual citizenship is prohibited, this legislation saw the political emergence that year of nearly 200,000 Hungarian voters in Romania and Serbia. Kate Maltby, The New York Review of Books, "Viktor Orbán’s Masterplan to Make Hungary Greater Again," 3 June 2020 One of the unique characteristics that unite us is the significant number of people who enjoy the privileges of dual citizenship. Mery Lopez-gallo Community Voices Contributor, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Commentary: Some Mexicans can be as American as Bruce Springsteen," 25 Aug. 2020 Faced with an uncertain future caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Loyola Maryland track and field star opted to take advantage of her dual citizenship status and fly to Sweden to resume her career there. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Loyola Maryland track star Senna Ohlsson taking advantage of opportunity to compete in Sweden," 14 Aug. 2020 Gray has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada because her mother is Canadian-born. Astana Gaffney, Detroit Free Press, "Take a gap year? Virtual 'U'? Live on campus? The decisions high school grads are making.," 10 Aug. 2020 Grammy Award-winning American rapper, Ludacris, kicked off this year with dual citizenship from Gabon, his wife's home country. Faith Karimi, CNN, "She packed her bags, quit her job in law enforcement and moved to Mexico after George Floyd's death," 4 Aug. 2020 By 2010, a comprehensive study showed that 21 African countries, including DR Congo, Liberia, Algeria and Zimbabwe, prohibited dual citizenship. Amindeh Blaise Atabong, Quartz Africa, "African countries are having to come to terms with a growing diaspora’s dual citizenship," 2 July 2020

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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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17 Oct 2020

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“Dual citizenship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dual%20citizenship. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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