Antonyms for non-citizen

Grammar : Noun
Spell : sit-uh-zuh n, -suh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɪt ə zən, -sən

Definition of non-citizen

Origin :
  • early 14c., "inhabitant of a city," from Anglo-French citezein (spelling subsequently altered, probably by influence of denizen), from Old French citeien "city-dweller, town-dweller, citizen" (12c., Modern French citoyen), from cite (see city) + -ain (see -ian). Replaced Old English burhsittend and ceasterware. Sense of "inhabitant of a country" is late 14c. Citizen's arrest recorded from 1941; citizen's band (radio) from 1947. Citizen of the world (late 15c.) translates Greek kosmopolites.
  • As in alien : noun foreign being
Example sentences :
  • The freed man, when liberated, does not become a citizen, but is only a non-citizen or metic.
  • Extract from : « Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4) » by George Grote

Synonyms for non-citizen

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