Citizen - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɪtɪzn|  American pronunciation of the word citizen
Brit.  |ˈsɪtɪz(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word citizen

noun

- a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

Examples

She was a United States citizen but lived most of her life abroad.

We need our schools to teach students to be good citizens.

The mayor urged citizens to begin preparing for a major storm.

At the time, there were over 2000 British citizens living in Iraq.

He is a French citezen by birth.

You will retain your rights as a citizen.

a leading citizen of the town

In a democracy, every citizen should have the right to vote.

...he deputized a local citizen to take charge of the situation while he went for reinforcements...

This impinges on my rights as a citizen.

When you have resided in the country for five years, you may become a citizen.

This new law strikes at the rights of every citizen.

Mueller changed his name to Miller when he became a U.S. citizen.

Jeff has permanent residence in Canada, but is still a US citizen.

He emphasized that he was speaking as a private citizen, not in any official capacity.

Word forms

noun
singular: citizen
plural: citizens
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