citizen

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Singular
citizen

Plural
citizens

  1. (countable) A citizen is a person who lives in a particular place.
    The town has a population of 115, most of them senior citizens, with no young families.
    With the recent economic problems, ordinary citizens are worried.
    We all need to use less energy talk to our fellow citizens about environmental issues.
  2. (countable) A citizen is a person who belongs to a particular country, usually because they were born there.
    Some of these Americans moved north and eventually become naturalized Canadian citizens.

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