[ sit-uh-zuh n-ship, -suh n- ]
/ ˈsɪt ə zənˌʃɪp, -sən- /


the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen.
the character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen: an award for good citizenship.

Origin of citizenship

First recorded in 1605–15; citizen + -ship

Example sentences from the Web for citizenship

British Dictionary definitions for citizenship

/ (ˈsɪtɪzənˌʃɪp) /


the condition or status of a citizen, with its rights and duties
a person's conduct as a citizen an award for good citizenship