From King Dictionary of Contemporary English citizenship cit‧i‧zen‧ship / ˈsɪtəz ənʃɪp / ●○○ noun [uncountable ] 1 TCB the legal right of belonging to a particular country → nationality French/US/Brazilian etc citizenship I have applied for French citizenship. McGuirk holds dual citizenship in Ireland and the US. (=the legal right of being a citizen in two countries ) 2 the ways in which a good citizen behaves, for example being responsible and helping their community The schools should be responsible for teaching our children good citizenship. Examples from the Corpus citizenship • Active citizenship, in the form of participatory democracy, is only possible in small communities where there is no organisational complexity. • Anything less would be second-class citizenship in the world of intercollegiate sports. • Women were granted the vote and given equal citizenship for the first time in the 1950 Constitution. • Krebs was granted French citizenship in 1992. • I believe Scout groups help teach good citizenship. • I will give him citizenship if he asks. • The child must learn how to learn, for learning is the defining pre-requisite of modern citizenship. • Many bureaucrats have not been welcoming, illegally charging for forms that the newcomers have to complete to obtain citizenship. • The electronic republic, therefore, has already started to redefine the traditional roles of citizenship and political leadership. • After five years in the US, foreign nationals can apply for full US citizenship. dual citizenship • Costas has dual citizenship in the U.S. and the Philippines. • Why, Fox is so diverse that he even has dual citizenship -- neither of them in the United States. • Some of the athletes in this international potpourri, like Kaila, McGuirk and Thomson, hold dual citizenship. • However, dual citizenship would not be allowed. • Mr Kohl himself has floated the idea of offering dual citizenship on a trial basis. good citizenship • Work Ethics Schools need to emphasize and demand basic work ethics and good citizenship from students. • What do teachers think makes good citizenship education? • No zealous advocate of good citizenship would argue that political participation ought to be pursued to the neglect of all other obligations. • These are also the characteristics of good citizenship, and they should be emphasized in the teaching of all subjects. • It is the very foundation of good citizenship. • Boxing is a means toward good citizenship, of fair play, of self-reliance.