[sit-uh-zuh n-ship, -suh n-]
- the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen.
- the character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen: an award for good citizenship.
Origin of citizenship
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Examples from the Web for citizenship
In particular, it applies to immigrants who lost their U.S. citizenship after their involvement in World War II was discovered.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive
December 29, 2014
He promises the undocumented a chance to ‘get right with the law’ but says there will be ‘no free pass’ to citizenship either.Will 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Take Obama's Tough Love Immigration Deal?
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
November 21, 2014
And the people themselves can do it, abdicating the virtues and responsibilities of citizenship.Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer
November 12, 2014
Immigration reform means a path to citizenship for people who came here illegally.Immigration Reform? Not Until Hillary
September 8, 2014
Liberal learning is said to prepare one for autonomy and for citizenship.College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School
Michael S. Roth
August 30, 2014
After all, what vast privileges do you lose with your citizenship.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Constitutionally, they turned upon the obligations of citizenship.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
Yet he is not possessed of the civil rights which citizenship should carry with it.
When this spirit of citizenship is missing, no government program can replace it.
You are fighting to overcome this great monopoly of citizenship.
- the condition or status of a citizen, with its rights and duties
- a person's conduct as a citizenan award for good citizenship
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Word Origin and History for citizenship
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper