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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. 2018.
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  • But he is denounced—and gravely—by the Citizen and citizeness Defarge.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • The wood-sawyer said he would be proud and flattered to attend the citizeness.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • No, citizeness, I have long been determined you shall be my mate.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • "There you are, citizeness; here's your physic," said the drug clerk.

    The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • "Yes, citizeness," replied the judge, startled at his being questioned.

    The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • In broad daylight, citizeness, at ten o'clock in the morning.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • It has not been proven that this woman was the escaped prisoner, citizeness de Rochefort.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • Here was the place to begin the rle of the citizeness Privat.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • "The citizeness Libert has been incarcerated in the Luxembourg prison," was the reply.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • "You must prepare to go with this man, citizeness," said the little jailer.

    Robert Tournay William Sage

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