- the status or condition of a citizen
- the duties, rights, and privileges of this status
- a person's conduct as a citizen
The definition of citizenship is the status of being a citizen, along with the rights, duties and privileges of being a citizen.
An example of citizenship is someone being born in the United States and having access to all the same freedoms and rights as those already living in the US.
The status of a citizen with its attendant duties, rights, and privileges.
(countable and uncountable, plural citizenships)
- The status of being a citizen.
citizen + -ship
- In 1835 Margate was still a liberty of Dover and no right of citizenship could be acquired.
- In all cases the exercise of citizenship is regulated by law.
- He is raising the value of citizenship, not cheapening it.
- An important event must be referred probably to the year 451, - the law of Pericles, by which citizenship (including the right to vote in the Ecclesia and to sit on paid juries) was restricted to those who could prove themselves the children of an Athenian father and mother (E d,u001v avroiv).
- Whatever power they did secure, whether as potent subsidiary organs of the municipal polity for the regulation of trade, or as the chief or sole medium for the acquisition of citizenship, or as integral parts of the common council, was, generally speaking, the logical sequence of a gradual economic development, and not the outgrowth of a revolutionary movement by which oppressed craftsmen endeavoured to throw off the yoke of an arrogant patrician gild merchant.