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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sit-uh-zuh n-ship, -suh n-]
    • /ˈsɪt ə zənˌʃɪp, -sən-/
    • /ˈsɪt.ɪ.zən.ʃɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sit-uh-zuh n-ship, -suh n-]
    • /ˈsɪt ə zənˌʃɪp, -sən-/

Definitions of citizenship word

  • uncountable noun citizenship If you have citizenship of a country, you are legally accepted as belonging to it. 3
  • uncountable noun citizenship Citizenship is the fact of belonging to a community because you live in it, and the duties and responsibilities that this brings. 3
  • noun citizenship the condition or status of a citizen, with its rights and duties 3
  • noun citizenship a person's conduct as a citizen 3
  • noun citizenship the status or condition of a citizen 3
  • noun citizenship the duties, rights, and privileges of this status 3

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Origin of citizenship

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1605-15; citizen + -ship

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Citizenship


citizenship popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

citizenship usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for citizenship

noun citizenship

  • autonomy — Autonomy is the ability to make your own decisions about what to do rather than being influenced by someone else or told what to do.
  • democracy — A democracy is a country in which the people choose their government by voting for it.
  • self-determination — determination by oneself or itself, without outside influence.
  • liberation — the act of liberating or the state of being liberated.
  • relief — prominence, distinctness, or vividness due to contrast.

Antonyms for citizenship

noun citizenship

  • incarceration — the act of incarcerating, or putting in prison or another enclosure: The incarceration rate has increased dramatically.
  • hold — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.
  • captivity — Captivity is the state of being kept imprisoned or enclosed.
  • confinement — Confinement is the state of being forced to stay in a prison or another place which you cannot leave.
  • limitation — a limiting condition; restrictive weakness; lack of capacity; inability or handicap: He knows his limitations as a writer.

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