Definition of dual nationality in English:

dual nationality


  • [mass noun] Citizenship of two countries concurrently:

    ‘many of the Lebanese living in West Africa have dual nationality’
    • ‘He promises to make Russian a state language and give dual nationality to citizens of both countries.’
    • ‘This should also apply to extremists who have dual nationality.’
    • ‘He will be given an English and a French name, have dual nationality, and be brought up fluent in both languages.’
    • ‘They offer you dual nationality now, but I still have an Indian passport.’
    • ‘It has granted citizenship to over 160,000 people, most of whom are businessmen with dual nationality in another nation state.’
    • ‘Now anyone with Irish citizenship can play for the national team immediately as long as they have dual nationality from birth.’
    • ‘If this involves switching citizenship or obtaining dual nationality then so be it.’
    • ‘Foster parents should be willing to commute, be bilingual and have dual nationality.’
    • ‘As the daughter of a Swiss father and British mother, she held dual nationality and was eligible to work in sensitive war zones where only Swiss nationals, under the auspices of the International Red Cross, could operate.’
    • ‘Harry Duynhoven was born with dual nationality.’
    • ‘But flooding has stopped the consular official from reaching the houses of two more Australians, including a 75-year-old man, who holds dual nationality.’
    • ‘They could do so because Rochelle's father is French, which gave her dual nationality.’
    • ‘Had Oskar been registered for a British passport first, he could hold dual nationality.’
    • ‘Stuart becomes the second Aussie at Huntington Stadium alongside Trevor Krause, but as he has dual nationality - his parents are British - the Knights do not top the overseas quota.’
    • ‘‘It would be nice to have dual nationality,’ admitted 27-year-old Kylie.’
    • ‘A second change in the formal institution of citizenship is the growth of dual nationality.’
    • ‘Some 500 others have dual nationality.’
    • ‘The Knights already have one Aussie on their books, centre Mark Stewart, but he has dual nationality - his parents are British - so he does not count on the overseas quota.’
    • ‘If your mother is a British citizen and your father an American, you have dual nationality at birth because of the laws of the respective countries.’
    • ‘I hold dual nationality - British and Australian.’