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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

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

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs

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

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Theodore Roosevelt

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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