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citizen

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Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
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Etymology

Old French citezein, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] civitas.

Pronunciation

Noun

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citizen

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  1. A person that is a legally recognized as a member of a state, with associated rights and obligations.
    When the rebellion broke out, the United States promptly evacuated its citizens from the area.
  2. (dated) A member of a state that is not a monarchy; used as antonym to subject.
  3. A person that is a legally recognized resident of a city or town.
  4. A resident of any particular place to which the subject feels to belong.
    Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau - a book written of the former Canadian prime minister by John English, 2007.
  5. A civilian, as opposed to a soldier, police officer etc.

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