citizen

Definition

  • noun: a person who legally belongs to a country and has the rights and protection of that country
  • noun: an inhabitant of a city or town
  • synonyms: burgess, burgher, cit

Examples

  • I've been treated like a 'second-class citizen'. [=someone who is not given the same rights as other people]

  • She was a United States 'citizen' but lived most of her life abroad.

  • programs/activities for 'senior citizens'

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) While rageful violence continues towards the unarmed people of Selma, while they are assaulted with tear gas and batons like an enemy in a war, no citizen of this country can call themselves blameless, for we all bear a responsibility for our fellow man. I am appealing to men and women of God (..)
    2014 Selma
  • (..) So... I wanna help. Tell me how. Well, Mr. President, I'm here to speak specifically about the denial of a basic American right for the Negro citizen. The right to vote. Well... Technically... Technically, we already have it. Yes, Mr. President. But, we both know in the South (..)
    2014 Selma