Part of speech: noun

One owing allegiance to, and entitled to protection from, a government.

Part of speech: noun

A resident of a city or town.

Part of speech: noun

A private person; one who is not a public officer nor a soldier.

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Usage examples "citizen":

  1. No citizen of Sephar was abroad; but the marching men were conscious of watching eyes at windows of the buildings on either side. - "Warrior of the Dawn", Howard Carleton Browne.
  2. But if you were a bad citizen? - "Annie Kilburn A Novel", W. D. Howells.
  3. The world will be well rid of a dangerous citizen. - "The Scarlet Feather", Houghton Townley.