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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Citizenship  \Cit"i*zen*ship\,  n. 
  The  state  of  being  a  citizen;  the  status  of  a  citizen. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  citizenship 
  n  1:  the  status  of  a  citizen  with  rights  and  duties 
  2:  conduct  as  a  citizen;  "award  for  good  citizenship" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Citizenship 
  the  rights  and  privileges  of  a  citizen  in  distinction  from  a 
  foreigner  (Luke  15:15;  19:14;  Acts  21:39).  Under  the  Mosaic  law 
  non-Israelites,  with  the  exception  of  the  Moabites  and  the 
  Ammonites  and  others  mentioned  in  Deut.  23:1-3,  were  admitted  to 
  the  general  privileges  of  citizenship  among  the  Jews  (Ex.  12:19; 
  Lev.  24:22;  Num.  15:15;  35:15;  Deut.  10:18;  14:29;  16:10,  14). 
 
  The  right  of  citizenship  under  the  Roman  government  was 
  granted  by  the  emperor  to  individuals,  and  sometimes  to 
  provinces,  as  a  favour  or  as  a  recompense  for  services  rendered 
  to  the  state,  or  for  a  sum  of  money  (Acts  22:28).  This  freedom" 
  secured  privileges  equal  to  those  enjoyed  by  natives  of  Rome. 
  Among  the  most  notable  of  these  was  the  provision  that  a  man 
  could  not  be  bound  or  imprisoned  without  a  formal  trial  (Acts 
  22:25,  26),  or  scourged  (16:37).  All  Roman  citizens  had  the 
  right  of  appeal  to  Caesar  (25:11). 
 




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