Definition of active citizen in English:

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active citizen


Entry from British & World English dictionary


A person who actively takes responsibility and initiative in areas of public concern such as crime prevention and the local community.
Example sentences
  • The revival of Oldham must begin with active citizens and empowered communities prepared to take responsibility.
  • There is no reason why scourges such as lingering poverty, drugs, violence, crime and prejudice cannot be dealt with by active citizens of vibrant communities.
  • Neighborhoods of homeowners - whether in a city or a suburb - become something more than collections of houses; they evolve into communities of active citizens.


active citizenship

Example sentences
  • It will be all about preparing young people for the active citizenship which the winners of this year's awards have so ably shown.
  • Volunteers will receive a discount in their council tax bills as part of a drive to build a new culture of active citizenship and moral responsibility, the Labour manifesto will say this week.
  • The problem is there hasn't been a major initiative to increase active citizenship and allow people to take on their responsibilities.
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