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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 have a feeling that I make a very good friend, and I'm a good mother, and a good sister, and a good citizen. I am involved in life itself - all of it. And I have a lot of energy and a lot of nerve.
Maya Angelou

Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
George Washington
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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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