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citizen

noun [C]  us   /ˈsɪt̬·ə·zən/
politics & government a person who was born in a particular country and has certain rights or has been given certain rights because of having lived there: Nabokov was a Russian, then had British citizenship, and then became an American citizen. A large part of our job is to educate citizens about their rights. Old people have been treated like second-class citizens. A citizen is also a person who lives in a particular place: My sister is now a New Hampshire citizen.
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