Meaning of citizenship

cit•i•zen•ship

Pronunciation: (sit'u-zun-ship", -sun-), [key]
— n.
  1. the state of being vested with the rights, privileges, and duties of a citizen.
  2. the character of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of the duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen: an award for good citizenship.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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