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English definition of “the citizenry”

the citizenry

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   /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
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