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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 had a simple goal in life: to be true to my parents and our country as an honorable son, a caring brother, and a good citizen.
Benigno Aquino III

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

As a citizen, you need to know how to be a part of it, how to express yourself - and not just by voting.
Sandra Day O'Connor

Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country.
Zachary Quinto

The Athenians had an oath for someone who was about to become a citizen. They had to swear that 'I shall leave the city not less but more beautiful than I found it.'
Richard Rogers
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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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