[sit-uh-zuh n, -suh n] /ˈsɪt ə zən, -sən/
a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from ).
an inhabitant of a city or town, especially one entitled to its privileges or franchises.
an inhabitant, or denizen:
The deer is a citizen of our woods.
a civilian, as distinguished from a soldier, police officer, etc.
a native registered or naturalized member of a state, nation, or other political community Compare alien
an inhabitant of a city or town
a native or inhabitant of any place
a civilian, as opposed to a soldier, public official, etc
early 14c., “inhabitant of a city,” from Anglo-French citezein (spelling subsequently altered, probably by influence of denizen), from Old French citeien “city-dweller, town-dweller, citizen” (12c., Modern French citoyen), from cite (see city) + -ain (see -ian). Replaced Old English burhsittend and ceasterware. Sense of “inhabitant of a country” is late 14c. Citizen’s arrest recorded from 1941; citizen’s band (radio) from 1947. Citizen of the world (late 15c.) translates Greek kosmopolites.
A person of a more conservative, established, and prosaic caste than oneself; square (1960s+ Black & counterculture)
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[si-vil-yuh n] /sɪˈvɪl yən/ noun 1. a person who is not on active duty with a military, naval, police, or fire fighting organization. 2. Informal. anyone regarded by members of a profession, interest group, society, etc., as not belonging; nonprofessional; outsider: We need a producer to run the movie studio, not some civilian from the […]
[kleym] /kleɪm/ verb (used with object) 1. to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due: to claim an estate by inheritance. 2. to assert and demand the recognition of (a right, title, possession, etc.); assert one’s right to: to claim payment for services. 3. to assert […]
[non-klas-i-kuh l] /nɒnˈklæs ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. not or contrary to precepts. 2. Physics. pertaining to a law, theory, or observation that cannot be expressed or understood in terms of Newtonian physics.
[non-ahrt] /nɒnˈɑrt/ noun 1. .