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citizenship

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈsɪtɪzənʃɪp/
the state of being a member of a country, and having legal rights because of this: British/Canadian/US citizenship →  Compare residency
the state of being a member of a particular group and behaving responsibly: We are committed to universal values, good corporate citizenship, and a healthy environment.
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…
(Definition of citizenship from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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