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Topic: CITIZENSHIP

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: citezein, from Old French citeien, from cité ( CITY); probably influenced by denizen

citizen

noun
     
cit‧i‧zen S2 W2 [countable]
1 someone who lives in a particular town, country, or state:
We need our schools to teach students to be good citizens.
The mayor urged citizens to begin preparing for a major storm.
senior citizen
2 someone who legally belongs to a particular country and has rights and responsibilities there, whether they are living there or not [↪ national]:
At the time, there were over 2000 British citizens living in Iraq.
3

second-class citizen

someone who is made to feel unimportant because of the way people treat them
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