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citizenship

noun [U]  /ˈsɪt̬·ə·zənˌʃɪp/ us  
politics & government the state of having the rights of a person born in a particular country: He was granted Canadian citizenship last year. Harold holds dual citizenship in New Zealand and the US. Citizenship is also carrying out the duties and responsibilities of a member of a particular society: Good citizenship requires that you do all the things a citizen is supposed to do, such as pay taxes, serve on juries, and vote.
(Definition of citizenship from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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