citizenship

[sit-uh-zuh n-ship, -suh n-]
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noun
  1. the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen.
  2. 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

First recorded in 1605–15; citizen + -ship
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citizenship

noun
  1. the condition or status of a citizen, with its rights and duties
  2. a person's conduct as a citizenan award for good citizenship
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Word Origin and History for citizenship
n.

"status, rights, privileges, and responsibilities of a citizen," 1610s, from citizen + -ship.

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