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citizen

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A member of a politically or administratively defined community, having both rights and duties associated with that membership.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
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Language reference
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14 words

... citizen of the world a person who is at home in any...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
20 words

... [Ge] A member of a politically or administratively defined community, having both rights and duties associated with that...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...masterpiece. See also xanadu . Citizen King, The Louis Philippe of France. So called because he was elected king of the French ( 1830–48 ), not king of France, after the downfall of Charles X . He was the son of philippe égalité . Citizen of the world, A One who is cosmopolitan and at home anywhere. The phrase goes back to Cicero, who in De Legibus Bk I, ch xxiii (1st century bc ) wrote of civem totius mundi . Later, Francis Bacon wrote: ‘If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world’ ( Essays , ‘Of...

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
152 words

... In strictness, a term of municipal rather than international law, connoting membership of a political community with republican forms of government, but often employed to describe nationals even of monarchical States—e.g., British Citizen (British Nationality Act 1981 ). More recently, the European Union has, through Treaty on European Union adopted at Maastricht in 1992 ( O.J. 92/C 191 ), introduced the concept of European citizenship, art. 17(1) providing: ‘Every person holding the nationality of a Member State shall be a citizen of the Union....

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Stephen Hamilton

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
40 words

... was successor to Current Thought and was published fortnightly in Wellington during 1909 , edited by A. N. Field . Less concerned with literary matters than Current Thought , it did however publish some fiction, including work by Blanche Baughan . Stephen...

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
79 words

...citizen A member of the journalistic audience conceptualized as an active participant within the social and public spheres rather than merely as a consumer. Journalism that aims primarily to inform a society’s citizens and to act as a form of fourth estate is often contrasted with journalism that concerns itself more with entertainment , although in practice there can be a blurring between the two. See also alternative media ; Blogger ; civic journalism ; netizen ; public journalism ; WordPress...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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Current Version:
2010

... A human subject or agent with legally prescribed rights and responsibilities. Citizenship status is granted by states and nations, it is a political privilege rather than a right. Citizenship is conferred in different ways—most often, it is by virtue of birthright, i.e. if you are born in a particular country, then you have the right to citizenship in that country. But in an era of increased immigration, this right is steadily being withdrawn, particularly in Europe. Citizenship carries with it the obligation to behave in certain ways, to respect the...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

... A human subject or agent with legally prescribed rights and responsibilities. Citizenship status is granted by states and nations, it is a political privilege rather than a right. Citizenship is conferred in different ways—most often, it is by virtue of birthright, i.e. if you are born in a particular country, then you have the right to citizenship in that country. But in an era of increased immigration, this right is steadily being withdrawn, particularly in Europe. Citizenship carries with it the obligation to behave in certain ways, to respect the laws...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
11 words

...citizen A person with the status of citizenship . See also non-citizen...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
159 words

... . A. And resident . With U.S. citizens, the terms citizen and resident are generally viewed as being interchangeable in reference to state residency or citizenship. But the words are not interchangeable when other political entities (e.g., cities) are the frame of reference: citizen implies political allegiance and a corresponding protection by the state, whereas resident denotes merely that one lives in a certain place. It is possible to be a U.S. citizen while being neither a citizen nor a resident of any particular state. (That is,...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

...-sailor n. a draftee serving in the navy or a naval reservist. See citizen-soldier...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

... bonds (USA) . A type of book-entry municipal bond...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
92 words

...Commonwealth citizen Under the British Nationality Act 1948, a status synonymous with that of British subject . By the British Nationality Act 1981 (which replaced the 1948 Act as from 1 January 1983 and gave the expression British subject a very limited meaning), it was redefined as a wide secondary status. It now includes every person who is either a British citizen, a British Overseas Territories citizen, a British National (Overseas), a British Overseas citizen, a British subject (in its current sense), or a citizen of one of the independent...

citizen journalism

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A Dictionary of Social Media

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
25 words

...citizen journalism The reporting of news and information by the general public, especially online. See also community journalism ; event blog ; gatewatching ; online journalism ; participatory journalism...

citizen-soldier

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

...-soldier n. 1 a National Guardsman or Army Reservist. 2 a draftee. Usually used in a positive sense. See also weekend warrior...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
83 words

...citizen A wide, secondary status of citizenship, redefined by s 37 of the British Nationality Act 1981 , as amended by the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 , to include every person who is either a British citizen ( see british citizenship ), a British Overseas citizen ( see british overseas citizenship ), a British National (Overseas) , a British subject (in its current sense), or a citizen of one of the independent Commonwealth countries listed in sch 3 to the 1981 ...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

... journalism A term used to describe the use of non-journalists in collecting, analysing, and publishing news. The term has come into use because of the rise of technologies such as podcasting and blogging...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
37 words

... journalism The reporting and dissemination of news and information independently of conventional news institutions by individuals who are not professional journalists. See also alternative media ; blog ; community journalism ; crowdsourcing ; digital journalism ; gatewatching ; participatory journalism . ...

citizen comedy

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
43 words

... comedy An early 17th‐century type of play, usually set in contemporary London and dealing with the common life of the middle classes, for example, Ben Jonson 's Bartholomew Fair and Thomas Middleton 's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
46 words

... comedy An early 17th‐century type of play, usually set in contemporary London and dealing with the common life of the middle classes. Ben Jonson 's Bartholomew Fair and Thomas Middleton 's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside are examples of the genre....

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