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citizen


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Citizen  \Cit"i*zen\,  a. 
  1.  Having  the  condition  or  qualities  of  a  citizen,  or  of 
  citizens;  as  a  citizen  soldiery. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  inhabitants  of  a  city; 
  characteristic  of  citizens;  effeminate;  luxurious.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  am  not  well  But  not  so  citizen  a  wanton  as  To 
  seem  to  die  ere  sick.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Citizen  \Cit"i*zen\,  n.  [OE.  citisein  OF  citeain  F.  citoyen 
  fr  cit['e]  city.  See  {City},  and  cf  {Cit}.] 
  1.  One  who  enjoys  the  freedom  and  privileges  of  a  city;  a 
  freeman  of  a  city,  as  distinguished  from  a  foreigner,  or 
  one  not  entitled  to  its  franchises. 
 
  That  large  body  of  the  working  men  who  were  not 
  counted  as  citizens  and  had  not  so  much  as  a  vote  to 
  serve  as  an  anodyne  to  their  stomachs.  --G.  Eliot. 
 
  2.  An  inhabitant  of  a  city;  a  townsman.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  person,  native  or  naturalized,  of  either  sex,  who  owes 
  allegiance  to  a  government,  and  is  entitled  to  reciprocal 
  protection  from  it 
 
  Note:  This  protection  is  .  .  .  national  protection, 
  recognition  of  the  individual,  in  the  face  of  foreign 
  nations,  as  a  member  of  the  state,  and  assertion  of  his 
  security  and  rights  abroad  as  well  as  at  home.  --Abbot 
 
  4.  One  who  is  domiciled  in  a  country,  and  who  is  a  citizen, 
  though  neither  native  nor  naturalized,  in  such  a  sense 
  that  he  takes  his  legal  status  from  such  country. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  citizen 
  n  :  a  native  or  naturalized  member  of  a  state  or  other  political 
  community  [ant:  {foreigner}] 




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