citizen - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈsɪtɪz(ə)n/
singularcitizen
pluralcitizens
  1. 1
    someone who has the right to live permanently in a particular country and has the right to the legal and social benefits of that country as well as legal obligations towards it

    citizen’s rights

    She married an American and became a US citizen.

    See also senior citizen
  2. 2
    [always before noun] relating to a member of the public who contributes to an activity such as journalism or science, especially online

    There is increasing awareness of the value of citizen science data.

    Many local citizen journalists died during the conflict.