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Definition of Citizen

Citizen

  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.
  2. An inhabitant of a city; a townsman.
  3. A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.
  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.
  5. Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery.
  6. Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a city; characteristic of citizens; effeminate; luxurious.

Citizen Quotations

I think most of us are raised with preconceived notions of the choices we're supposed to make. We waste so much time making decisions based on someone else's idea of our happiness - what will make you a good citizen or a good wife or daughter or actress. Nobody says, 'Just be happy - go be a cobbler or go live with goats.'
Sandra Bullock

The simple act of saying 'thank you' is a demonstration of gratitude in response to an experience that was meaningful to a customer or citizen.
Simon Mainwaring

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.
Philip Wylie

The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
Robert Peel
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Citizen Translations

citizen in Dutch is staatsburger, burger
citizen in French is citoyen
citizen in Latin is civis
citizen in Norwegian is borger
citizen in Spanish is ciudadano
citizen in Swedish is medborgare, medborgare, borgare
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