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Meaning of citizen

cit•i•zen

Pronunciation: (sit'u-zun, -sun), [key]
— n.
  1. a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from alien).
  2. an inhabitant of a city or town, esp. one entitled to its privileges or franchises.
  3. an inhabitant, or denizen: The deer is a citizen of our woods.
  4. a civilian, as distinguished from a soldier, police officer, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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