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citizenship

noun [U] uk   /ˈsɪt.ɪ.zən.ʃɪp/  us   /ˈsɪt̬-/
the state of being a member of a particular country and having rights because of it: He was granted Canadian citizenship. He holds joint citizenship in Sweden and Peru. the state of living in a particular area or town and behaving in a way that other people who live there expect of you
Translations of “citizenship”
in Korean 시민권…
in Arabic مُواطَنة…
in Portuguese cidadania…
in Catalan ciutadania…
in Japanese 市民権…
in Italian cittadinanza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公民身份, 公民資格, 市民義務…
in Russian гражданство…
in Turkish vatandaşlık, yurttaşlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公民身份, 公民资格, 市民义务…
in Polish obywatelstwo…
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