Meaning of “citizenship” in the English Dictionary

"citizenship" in British English

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citizenshipnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsɪt.ɪ.zən.ʃɪp/ us /ˈsɪt̬.ə.zən.ʃɪp/

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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"citizenship" in American English

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citizenshipnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɪt̬·ə·zənˌʃɪp/

politics & government the state of having the rights of a person born in a particular country:

He was granted Canadian citizenship last year.
Harold holds dual citizenship in New Zealand and the US.

Citizenship is also carrying out the duties and responsibilities of a member of a particular society:

Good citizenship requires that you do all the things a citizen is supposed to do, such as pay taxes, serve on juries, and vote.

(Definition of “citizenship” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"citizenship" in Business English

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citizenshipnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsɪtɪzənʃɪp/ us

the state of being a member of a country, and having legal rights because of this:

British/Canadian/US citizenship
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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.

(Definition of “citizenship” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)