Citizen in Funetik Inglish iz Sitizuhn.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪt.ɪ.zən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪt.ɪ.zən/, [ˈsɪ.ɾɪ.zən], /ˈsɪt.ɪ.sən/, [ˈsɪ.ɾɪ.sən]

Etymology
From Middle English citizen, borrowed from Anglo-Norman citesain (“burgher; city-dweller”), citezein &c., probably a variant of cithein under influence of deinzein (“denizen”), from Anglo-Norman and Old French citeain &c. and citaien, citeien &c. ("burgher"; modern French citoyen), from cite ("settlement; cathedral city, city"; modern French cité) + -ain or -ien (“-an, -ian”). See city and hewe.

Citizenship Definition:

The status of an individual as owing allegiance to, and enjoying the benefits of, a designated state.

Legal status of an individual who enjoys the benefits of, and must respond to, the allegiance of a state. Citizenship is often acquired by birth within the territorial limits of the state.

There are many benefits of citizenship, one of the most basic being the right to move freely within, and to re-enter if they leave, the state which has recognized citizenship.