Definition of denizenship in English:



  • See denizen

    • ‘From the constitution of government we get the rights of denizenship, including the rights to remain on and return to the location of our birth, and citizenship, including the rights of voting and holding office.’
    • ‘In the case that there is no institution concerning denizenship in the country concerned but there is the equivalent right to the denizenship it will be acknowledged as denizenship.’
    • ‘Since we are far from a global citizenship, we are aware of the fact that a status grounded on denizenship will also exclude some residents in Europe.’
    • ‘Second, a number of questions about the relationship between migrants and states are raised by the continually changing nature of membership seen in dramatic increases in dual citizenship and denizenship.’
    • ‘The sovereign cannot make a citizen by any act of his own; he can confer denizenship, but this does not make a man either a citizen or subject.’