Definition of citizenry in English:

citizenry

noun

  • [mass noun] The citizens of a place regarded collectively.

    ‘the legal obligations of the citizenry’
    • ‘They were regarded as the main tool for keeping citizenry informed and engaged in building a unified nation.’
    • ‘The call for more of these every time there is a serious accident seems to be the gut response from citizenry and officialdom alike.’
    • ‘Your citizenry are too drunk to make an informed decision.’
    • ‘The citizenry has responsibilities too - to vote, to think, to inform themselves, even to participate.’
    • ‘Thursday, the local citizenry was quick to express its concern about the perceived lack of patriotism.’
    • ‘All of a sudden a cry went up, in the ancient tradition of alerting the local citizenry and raising the alarm.’
    • ‘While a flood of new discoveries may seem daunting, they should not undermine the core values of a calm and knowledgeable citizenry.’
    • ‘The wealth of nations will reside in that citizenry, and its commitment to education, training and lifelong learning.’
    • ‘You've got to have real estate where shooting is legal and tolerated by the local citizenry.’
    • ‘She said the style that became fashionable among the country's upscale citizenry became popular among ordinary people.’
    • ‘But then a body which has rarely sought the consent of its citizenry can have no complaints when it is seen as a distant and petty bureaucracy.’
    • ‘The modern state is one based on citizenry, on a constitution impartial to all, on a system without patronage.’
    • ‘The citizenry - let us be strictly fair towards our infinitely credulous brethren - dote on him.’
    • ‘And how do you finger the recalcitrant citizenry who persist in just slinging it all in the bin rather than diligently sorting it?’
    • ‘Inquiry into mysterious deaths was initially seen as a duty of the government, to ensure the safety of its citizenry.’
    • ‘The creation and sustenance of these institutions would not have been possible without the support of the local citizenry.’
    • ‘For example, how does one sell the image of a benevolent corporate citizenry that has the best interests of society in its heart?’
    • ‘One of the beauties of living in a free society is the freedom of choice availed to its citizenry.’
    • ‘The aim of reconnecting with the European citizenry has been far from evident in their deliberations.’
    • ‘You're a nexus in a big web of relationships that extend beyond the world of work into the realm of family and citizenry.’
    resident, occupant, occupier, dweller, settler
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Pronunciation:

citizenry

/ˈsɪtɪzənri/