Definition of citizenship in English:

citizenship

noun

mass noun
  • The position or status of being a citizen of a particular country.

    ‘the refugees could be granted dual citizenship’
    • ‘The programme aims to help youngsters develop positive attitudes towards life and citizenship.’
    • ‘After working outside Ireland for many years he now has dual Irish and Canadian citizenship.’
    • ‘He is in no different position from anyone else who obtains citizenship by false means.’
    • ‘At the end of their 25 years' service these auxiliaries were granted citizenship.’
    • ‘He has dual British-New Zealand citizenship and was commissioned as an officer in 2000.’
    • ‘If this involves switching citizenship or obtaining dual nationality then so be it.’
    • ‘Citizenship of the Union shall complement and not replace national citizenship.’
    • ‘Dual citizenship is supported and recognised as acceptable in this country.’
    • ‘Most of the population of two million people were not granted citizenship.’
    • ‘The professor, who now has dual British and Australian citizenship, expects to take up his new role in October.’
    • ‘It is the responsibility of the state to maintain the supremacy of citizenship.’
    • ‘The actor, who is part Italian, was due to be granted honorary citizenship this week.’
    • ‘It was later discovered he had moved to Russia, where he had been granted citizenship.’
    • ‘Granted refugee status, he was able to seek citizenship in a European country.’
    • ‘He had been told that his long pending application for Indian citizenship had been granted.’
    • ‘Most of those countries would grant citizenship to anyone who could produce a grandparent who was a citizen.’
    • ‘He still looks back with pride on the day he was granted his American citizenship.’
    • ‘The bill also makes it unnecessarily tough to grant citizenship to a resident who has a minor conviction.’
    • ‘While he's been granted citizenship, he says hundreds of others are living in limbo.’
    • ‘Instead he claimed refugee status in the UK and later gained British citizenship in 2001.’

Pronunciation

citizenship

/ˈsɪtɪzənˌʃɪp/