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citizenship Line breaks: citi¦zen|ship
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪtɪzənˌʃɪp/

Definition of citizenship in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The position or status of being a citizen of a particular country: the refugees could be granted dual citizenship
More example sentences
  • Most of those countries would grant citizenship to anyone who could produce a grandparent who was a citizen.
  • It was later discovered he had moved to Russia, where he had been granted citizenship.
  • At the end of their 25 years' service these auxiliaries were granted citizenship.

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