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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
(Definition of citizenship from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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