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Main Entry: cit·i·zen
Pronunciation: primarystresssit-schwa-zschwan
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English citizein, "citizen, resident of a town," derived from early French citeien (same meaning), from cité "town," derived from Latin civitas "state of being a resident of a town, citizenship," from civis "citizen" --related to CITY, CIVIL
1 : a person who lives in a city or town
2 a : a member of a state b : a person who owes allegiance to a government and is protected by it

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