- 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.
citizenship definition by Webster's New World
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- the status or condition of a citizen
- the duties, rights, and privileges of this status
- a person's conduct as a citizen
citizenship definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The status of a citizen with its attendant duties, rights, and privileges.