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.
- A person owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalization to the protection of a state or nation.
- A resident of a city or town, especially one entitled to vote and enjoy other privileges there.
- A civilian.
- A native, inhabitant, or denizen of a particular place: "We have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human community” ( Franklin D. Roosevelt).