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n. One who enjoys the freedom and privileges of a city; a freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises. An inhabitant of a city; a townsman. A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it. One who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen, though neither native nor naturalized, in such a sense that he takes his legal status from such country.


 - adj. Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery. Pertaining to the inhabitants of a city; characteristic of citizens; effeminate; luxurious. Persons. One who, under the constitution and laws of the United States, has a right to vote for representatives in congress, and other public officers, and who is qualified to fill offices in the gift of the people. In a more extended sense, under the word citizen, are included all white persons born in the United States, and naturalized persons born out of the same, who have not lost their right as such. This includes men, women, and children. ...

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