citizen


citizen
citizenly, adj.
/sit"euh zeuhn, -seuhn/, n.
1. a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from alien).
2. an inhabitant of a city or town, esp. one entitled to its privileges or franchises.
3. an inhabitant, or denizen: The deer is a citizen of our woods.
4. a civilian, as distinguished from a soldier, police officer, etc.
[1275-1325; ME citisein < AF citesein, OF citeain, equiv. to cite CITY + -ain -AN; AF s perh. by assoc. with deinzain DENIZEN]

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(as used in expressions)
the Citizen King
Society of the Friends of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

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Universalium. 2010.

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