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English definition of “the citizenry”

the citizenry

noun [S, + sing/pl verb]     /ˈsɪt.ɪ.zən.ri/ US  /-ˈsɪt̬-/ formal
the group of people who live in a particular city , town , area , or country : The country's citizenry is/are more politically aware than in the past.Republics and kingdoms
(Definition of the citizenry noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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