Any person who is properly a member of a certain nation or kingdom.
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CITIZEN, CITIZENSHIP Officially recognized status in a political state bringing certain rights and responsibilities as defined by the state. Paul raised the issue of citizenship by appealing to his right as a Roman citizen (Acts 16:37; 22:26–28). Roman citizenship rights were first formulated in the
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
Citizens & AliensCitizens were the privileged members of a city or a country who had religious, civic, and economic rights, such as the right to own land. Non-citizens included aliens, immigrants, sojourners, and their descendants, and also indigenous peoples who had been conquered. Our earliest extant