Definition of Citizen

1. Noun. A native or naturalized member of a state or other political community.

Group relationships: Citizenry, People
Generic synonyms: National, Subject
Specialized synonyms: Active Citizen, Civilian, Freeman, Freewoman, Private Citizen, Repatriate, Thane, Elector, Voter
Derivative terms: Citizenship, Citizenship
Antonyms: Noncitizen



Definition of Citizen

1. n. One who enjoys the freedom and privileges of a city; a freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.

2. a. Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery.

Definition of Citizen

1. Noun. A person that is a legally recognized as a member of a state, with associated rights and obligations. ¹

2. Noun. (dated) A member of a state that is not a monarchy; used as antonym to subject. ¹

3. Noun. A person that is a legally recognized resident of a city or town. ¹

4. Noun. A resident of any particular place to which the subject feels to belong. ¹

5. Noun. A civilian, as opposed to a soldier, police officer etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Citizen

1. a resident of a city or town [n -S]

Citizen Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Citizen Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Citizen

citicism
citie
citied
cities
citification
citifications
citified
citifies
citify
citifying
citigrade
citiless
citiner
citiners
citing
citizen (current term)
citizen's arrest
citizen extraordinaire
citizen journalism
citizeness
citizenesses
citizenhood
citizenish
citizenly
citizenries
citizenry
citizens
citizens committee
citizenship
citizenships

Literary usage of Citizen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1907)
"The citizen Mounier. I beg you to inform me, citizen Mounier, ... The citizen Mounier. I send you, citizen, for you to use, an assignation which was sent to ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1870)
"Lafayette was made a citizen of Maryland by statute in ... He was also made a citizen of Virginia about the same time in the same manner. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"Removal of cantes—action against a citizen of the same State and one of another State, not removable—parties. An action brought in a State Court against an ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1908)
"or practically put a citizen of one state in a condition of alienage when he is within or when he removes to another state, or when, asserting in another ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1885)
"Let us stop this, go to France for a Republican lesson, put aside the absurd epithets of Mr. and Sir, and use " the social and soul-warming term citizen. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Citizen

Search for Citizen on Dictionary.com!Search for Citizen on Thesaurus.com!Search for Citizen on Google!Search for Citizen on Wikipedia!