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Citizen

Cit´i`zen
n.1.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.
That large body of the working men who were not counted as citizens and had not so much as a vote to serve as an anodyne to their stomachs.
- G. Eliot.
2.An inhabitant of a city; a townsman.
3.A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.
4.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.
a.1.Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery.
2.Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a city; characteristic of citizens; effeminate; luxurious.
I am not well,
But not so citizen a wanton as
To seem to die ere sick.
- Shak.
Noun1.citizen - a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
Antonyms:
alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

CITIZEN, 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.
     2. Citizens are either native born or naturalized. Native citizens may fill any office; naturalized citizens may be elected or appointed to any office under the constitution of the United States, except the office of president and vice-president. The constitution provides, that "the citizens of each state shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states." Art. 4, s. 2.
     3. All natives are not citizens of the United States; the descendants of the aborigines, and those of African origin, are not entitled to the rights of citizens. Anterior to the adoption of the constitution of the United States, each state had the right to make citizens of such persons as it pleased. That constitution does not authorize any but white persons to become citizens of the United States; and it must therefore be presumed that no one is a citizen who is not white. 1 Litt. R. 334; 10 Conn. R. 340; 1 Meigs, R. 331.
     4. A citizen of the United States, residing in any state of the Union, is a citizen of that state. 6 Pet. 761 Paine, 594;1 Brock. 391; 1 Paige, 183 Metc. & Perk. Dig. h.t.; vide 3 Story's Const. Sec. 1687 Bouv. Inst. Index, b. t.; 2 Kent, Com. 258; 4 Johns. Ch. R. 430; Vatt. B. 1, c. Id, Sec. 212; Poth. Des Personnes, tit. 2, s. 1. Vide Body Politic; Inhabitant.

burgess, burgher, citizen by adoption, civilian, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, deditician, franklin, free citizen, freedman, freedwoman, freeman, freewoman, householder, hyphenate, hyphenated American, immigrant, metic, naturalized citizen, nonbelligerent, noncombatant, nonnative citizen, nonresistant, nonresister, oppidan, ratepayer, resident, taxpayer, towner, townsman, townswoman, villager, voter
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