Definition of citizen in English:

citizen

Line breaks: citi|zen
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪtɪz(ə)n
 
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noun

Phrases

citizen of the world

A person who is at home in any country: he has long since ceased to be a provincial and is now very much a citizen of the world
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  • But Greenland educators are discovering that if Greenlandic students are to become citizens of the world - to use the Internet and pursue higher education - they must be able to communicate in it.
  • It was the domination of western style thinking and the growing preoccupation of the new regimes with Fabian style thinking that came in the way of citizens of the world, facing a new historical reality, together realising a better world.
  • The world is our country, we are citizens of the world and creatures of the universe.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French citezein, alteration (probably influenced by deinzein 'denizen') of Old French citeain, based on Latin civitas 'city' (see city).

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