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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cit·i·zen /ˈsɪtəzən ||sən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cit·i·zen n.
 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. An inhabitant of a city; a townsman.
 3. A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.
 Note: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.
 4. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cit·i·zen, a.
 1. Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery.
 2. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a native or naturalized member of a state or other political
          community [ant: foreigner]