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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

What people don't understand is this is something that we only have in America. There is no other country in the world where the ordinary citizen can go out and enjoy hunting and fishing. There's no other nation in the world where that happens. And it's very much a part of our heritage.
Norman Schwarzkopf

In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
Hillary Clinton

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
Charles de Montesquieu
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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