Part of speech: noun

The status of a citizen, with its rights and privileges.

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Usage examples "citizenship":

  1. The main words were: " We stand by one another in defending for ourselves and our children our cherished position of equal citizenship in the United Kingdom and in using all means which may be found necessary to defeat the present conspiracy to set up a Home Rule Parliament in Ireland." - "John Redmond's Last Years", Stephen Gwynn.
  2. However, the parliament, probably from delicacy to the king, based the rights of the Irish upon the peace of 1684, and the Restoration as restoring them to their loyalty, and to the properties possessed in 1641. Most fair inquirers will allow the justice of this restoration of the Irish; but will lament that the act before us contains no provision for the families of those adventurers, who, however guilty when they came into the country, had been in it for from thirty to forty years, and had time and some citizenship in their favour. - "Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry", Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston.
  3. Well as he knew the underworld and its sordid citizenship, he might be forgiven for not knowing English Dick. - "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.