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[sit-uh-zuh-nis, -suh-] /ˈsɪt ə zə nɪs, -sə-/
a woman who is a citizen.
Origin of citizeness
First recorded in 1790-1800; citizen + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It has not been proven that this woman was the escaped prisoner, citizeness de Rochefort.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • But he is denounced—and gravely—by the Citizen and citizeness Defarge.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • The citizeness smiled faintly, her lips moved as if in apology; then she fell into a quiet sleep.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • The wood-sawyer said he would be proud and flattered to attend the citizeness.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • I saw him at the theatre, and afterwards in the green-room; he was making himself agreeable to the citizeness Lange.

    El Dorado Baroness Orczy
  • "You must prepare to go with this man, citizeness," said the little jailer.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • It is citizeness Victoria and Oliver, who have joined the hussars!

  • Here was the place to begin the rle of the citizeness Privat.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • Does this remarkable citizeness, now past the meridian of life, still walk the Earth?

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • "The citizeness Libert has been incarcerated in the Luxembourg prison," was the reply.

    Robert Tournay William Sage

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