citizenship

[ sit-uh-zuhn-ship, -suhn- ]
/ ˈsɪt ə zənˌʃɪp, -sən- /

noun

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.

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Origin of citizenship

First recorded in 1605–15; citizen + -ship
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British Dictionary definitions for citizenship

citizenship
/ (ˈsɪtɪzənˌʃɪp) /

noun

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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