VS.

Inhabitant vs. Citizen

Published:

Inhabitantnoun

Someone or thing who lives in a place.

Citizennoun

(obsolete) A resident of a city or town, particularly:

Inhabitantadjective

Resident.

Citizennoun

(historical) A freeman or burgher: a legally-recognized member of an incorporated city.

Inhabitantnoun

One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state.

‘In this place, they report that they saw inhabitants which were very fair and fat people.’;

Citizennoun

(obsolete) A member of the early modern urban middle class, distinguished from nobles and landed gentry on one side and from peasants, craftsmen, and laborers on the other.

ADVERTISEMENT

Inhabitantnoun

One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or parish; a permanent resident.

Citizennoun

(Christianity) A resident or future resident of the heavenly city or later of the kingdom of God: a Christian; a good Christian.

Inhabitantnoun

a person who inhabits a particular place

Citizennoun

A legally-recognized member of a state, with associated rights and obligations; a person considered in terms of this role, particularly:

‘I am a Roman citizen.’;

Citizennoun

(dated) A member of a state that is not a monarchy.

Citizennoun

A term of address among French citizens during the French Revolution or towards its supporters elsewhere; dated a term of address among socialists and communists.

ADVERTISEMENT

Citizennoun

An inhabitant: a member of any place.

‘Diogenes reckoned himself a citizen of the world.’;

Citizennoun

A private citizen: a civilian, as opposed to a police officer, professional soldier, or other (usually state) group.

Citizennoun

(computing) An object.

Citizennoun

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.

‘That large body of the working men who were not counted as citizens and had not so much as a vote to serve as an anodyne to their stomachs.’;

Citizennoun

An inhabitant of a city; a townsman.

Citizennoun

A person, native or naturalized, of either sex, who owes allegiance to a government, and is entitled to reciprocal protection from it.

ADVERTISEMENT

Citizennoun

One who is domiciled in a country, and who is a citizen, though neither native nor naturalized, in such a sense that he takes his legal status from such country.

Citizenadjective

Having the condition or qualities of a citizen, or of citizens; as, a citizen soldiery.

Citizenadjective

Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of a city; characteristic of citizens; effeminate; luxurious.

‘I am not well,But not so citizen a wanton asTo seem to die ere sick.’;

Citizennoun

a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

Citizennoun

a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized

‘a British citizen’;

Citizennoun

an inhabitant of a particular town or city

‘the good citizens of Edinburgh’;

Citizen Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons