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citizen

CITIZEN, n.

1. The native of a city, or an inhabitant who enjoys the freedom and privileges of the city in which he resides; the freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.

2. A townsman; a man of trade; not a gentleman.

3. An inhabitant; a dweller in any city, town or place.

4. In general sense, a native or permanent resident in a city or country; as the citizens of London or Philadelphia; the citizens of the United States.

5. In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and hold real estate.

If the citizens of the United States should not be free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own.

CITIZEN, a. Having the qualities of a citizen.




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CITIZEN, n.

1. The native of a city, or an inhabitant who enjoys the freedom and privileges of the city in which he resides; the freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.

2. A townsman; a man of trade; not a gentleman.

3. An inhabitant; a dweller in any city, town or place.

4. In general sense, a native or permanent resident in a city or country; as the citizens of London or Philadelphia; the citizens of the United States.

5. In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and hold real estate.

If the citizens of the United States should not be free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own.

CITIZEN, a. Having the qualities of a citizen.


CIT'I-ZEN, a.

Having the qualities of a citizen.


CIT'I-ZEN, n. [cit'izn; Fr. citoyen; It. cittadino; Sp. ciudadano; Port. cidadam; from It. citta, Sp. ciudad, a city. See City.]

  1. The native of a city, or an inhabitant who enjoys the freedom and privileges of the city in which he resides; the freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.
  2. A townsman; a man of trade; not a gentleman. – Shak.
  3. An inhabitant; a dweller in any city, town or place. – Dryden.
  4. In a general sense, a native or permanent resident in a city or country; as, the citizens of London or Philadelphia; the citizens of the United States.
  5. In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and hold real estate. If the citizens of the United States should not be free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own. – Washington.

Cit"i*zen
  1. One who enjoys the freedom and privileges of a city; a freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.

    That large body of the working men who were not counted as citizens and had not so much as a vote to serve as an anodyne to their stomachs.
    G. Eliot.

  2. Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery.
  3. An inhabitant of a city; a townsman.

    Shak.
  4. Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a city; characteristic of citizens; effeminate; luxurious.

    [Obs.]

    I am not well,
    But not so citizen a wanton as
    To seem to die ere sick.
    Shak.

  5. A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.

    * This protection is . . . national protection, recognition of the individual, in the face of foreign nations, as a member of the state, and assertion of his security and rights abroad as well as at home. Abbot

  6. One who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen, though neither native nor naturalized, in such a sense that he takes his legal status from such country.
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Citizen

CITIZEN, noun

1. The native of a city, or an inhabitant who enjoys the freedom and privileges of the city in which he resides; the freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.

2. A townsman; a man of trade; not a gentleman.

3. An inhabitant; a dweller in any city, town or place.

4. In general sense, a native or permanent resident in a city or country; as the citizens of London or Philadelphia; the citizens of the United States.

5. In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and hold real estate.

If the citizens of the United States should not be free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own.

CITIZEN, adjective Having the qualities of a citizen

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last

L'AST, a. [See Late and Let.]

1. That comes after all the others; the latest; applied to time; as the last hour of the day; the last day of the year.

2. That follows all the others; that is behind all the others in place; hindmost; as, this was the last man that entered the church.

3. Beyond which there is no more.

Here, last of Britons, let your names be read.

4. Next before the present; as the last week; the last year.

5. Utmost.

Their last endeavors bend, T' outshine each other.

It is an object of the last importance.

6. Lowest; meanest.

Antilochus takes the lst prize.

At last, at the last, at the end; in the conclusion.

Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last. Gen. 49.

To the last, to the end; till the conclusion.

And blunder on in business to the last.

In the phrases, "you are the last man I should consult" "this is the last place in which I should expect to find you," the word last implies improbability; this is the most improbable place, and therefore I should resort to it last.

L'AST, adv.

1. The last time; the time before the present. I saw him last at New York.

2. In conclusion; finally.

Pleased with his idol, he commends, admires, adores; and last, the thing adored desires.

L'AST, v.i. [See Let.]

1. To continue in time; to endure; to remain in existence. Our government cannot last long unless administered by honest men.

2. To continue unimpaired; not to decay or perish. Select for winter the best apples to last. This color will last.

3. To hold out; to continue unconsumed. The captain knew he had not water on board to last a week.

L'AST, n. [See Load.]

A load; hence, a certain weight or measure. A last of codfish, white herrings, meal, and ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of corn is ten quarters or eighty bushels; of gun powder, twenty four barrels; of red herrings, twenty cades; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or feathers, 1700 pounds.

L'AST, n.

A mold or form of the human foot, made of wood, on which shoes are formed.

The cobbler is not to go beyond his last.

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presidency

PRES'IDENCY, n. Superintendence; inspection and care.

1. The office of president. Washington was elected to the presidency of the United States by a unanimous vote of the electors.

2. The term during which a president holds his office. President J. Adams died during the presidency of his son.

3. The jurisdiction of a president; as in the British dominions in the East Indies.

4. The family or suit of a president.

A worthy clergyman belonging to the presidency of Fort St. George.

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