citizenry

[sit-uh-zuh n-ree, -suh n-]

noun, plural cit·i·zen·ries.

citizens collectively.

Nearby words

  1. citizen kane,
  2. citizen science,
  3. citizen's arrest,
  4. citizen's charter,
  5. citizeness,
  6. citizens band,
  7. citizens' band,
  8. citizenship,
  9. citizenship papers,
  10. citlaltepetl

Origin of citizenry

First recorded in 1810–20; citizen + -ry

Related formsun·der·cit·i·zen·ry, noun, plural un·der·cit·i·zen·ries.

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British Dictionary definitions for citizenry

citizenry

noun plural -ries

citizens collectively
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Word Origin and History for citizenry

citizenry

n.

"citizens collectively," 1795, from citizen + -ry.

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