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Meaning of “citizenship” in the English Dictionary

"citizenship" in British English

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citizenshipnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɪt.ɪ.zən.ʃɪp/  us   /ˈsɪt̬-/
the ​state of being a ​member of a ​particularcountry and having ​rights because of it: He was ​grantedCanadian citizenship. He ​holdsjoint citizenship in Sweden and Peru. the ​state of ​living in a ​particulararea 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)

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citizenshipnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsɪt̬·ə·zənˌʃɪp/
politics & government the ​state of having the ​rights of a ​personborn in a ​particularcountry: He was ​grantedCanadian citizenship last ​year. Harold ​holdsdual citizenship in New Zealand and the US. Citizenship is also ​carrying out the duties and ​responsibilities of a ​member of a ​particularsociety: Good citizenship ​requires that you do all the things a ​citizen is ​supposed to do, such as ​paytaxes, ​serve on ​juries, and ​vote.
(Definition of citizenship from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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citizenshipnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsɪtɪzənʃɪp/
the ​state of being a ​member of a country, and having ​legalrights 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 ​universalvalues, good corporate citizenship, and a ​healthyenvironment.
(Definition of citizenship from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “citizenship”
in Arabic مُواطَنة…
in Korean 시민권…
in Portuguese cidadania…
in Catalan ciutadania…
in Japanese 市民権…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公民身份, 公民资格, 市民义务…
in Turkish vatandaşlık, yurttaşlık…
in Russian гражданство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公民身份, 公民資格, 市民義務…
in Italian cittadinanza…
in Polish obywatelstwo…
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