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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The native of a city, or an inhabitant who enjoys the freedom and privileges of the city in which he resides; the freeman of a city, as distinguished from a foreigner, or one not entitled to its franchises.

2. A townsman; a man of trade; not a gentleman.

3. An inhabitant; a dweller in any city, town or place.

4. In general sense, a native or permanent resident in a city or country; as the citizens of London or Philadelphia; the citizens of the United States.

5. In the United States, a person, native or naturalized, who has the privilege of exercising the elective franchise, or the qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers, and to purchase and hold real estate.

If the citizens of the United States should not be free and happy, the fault will be entirely their own.

CITIZEN, adjective Having the qualities of a citizen

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CITIZENIZE, verb transitive To make a citizen; to admit to the rights and privileges of a citizen.

Talleyrand was citizenized in Pennsylvania, when there in the form of an emigrant.

Naves Topical Index

Duties of
Exodus 22:28; Acts 23:5; Numbers 27:20; Ezra 6:10; Ezra 7:26; Ezra 10:8; Proverbs 16:14-15; Proverbs 24:21; Proverbs 25:6-7; Proverbs 25:15; Ecclesiastes 8:2-4; Ecclesiastes 10:4; Ecclesiastes 10:20; Jeremiah 29:7; Matthew 17:24-27; Matthew 22:17-21; Mark 12:14-17; Luke 20:22-25; Acts 19:35-41; Romans 13:1-3; Romans 13:5-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13-16

Rights of

General references
Job 34:18; Proverbs 14:28; Proverbs 14:35; Proverbs 22:11; Proverbs 23:1-3; Acts 16:37; Acts 19:36-39; Acts 22:25-29; Acts 25:16; Acts 25:5; Acts 25:10; Acts 24:18-19
Change of Venue; Court; Government; Justice

Loyal, instances of:

Loyal, instances of:
Joshua 1:16-18; 2 Samuel 3:36-37; 2 Samuel 15:23; 2 Samuel 15:30; 2 Samuel 18:3; 2 Samuel 21:17; 1 Chronicles 12:38

1 Samuel 24:6-10; 1 Samuel 26:6-16; 2 Samuel 1:14

2 Samuel 17:15-16

David's soldiers
2 Samuel 18:12-13; 2 Samuel 23:15-16

2 Samuel 19:5-6

2 Samuel 19:32

2 Kings 11:4-12

Esther 2:21-23

Wicked and treasonable

General references
Proverbs 17:11; Proverbs 19:10; Proverbs 19:12; Proverbs 20:2; 2 Peter 2:10; 2 Timothy 3:1-4; Jude 1:8

Instances of wicked:

Miriam and Aaron
Numbers 12:1-11

Korah, Dathan and Abiram
Numbers 4:16; Numbers 26:9

Judges 9:22

Judges 12:1-4

1 Samuel 10:27; 1 Kings 12:16-19

2 Samuel 15:10-13

2 Samuel 17:1-4

2 Samuel 20:1-2

1 Kings 1:5-7

Hadad and Jeroboam
1 Kings 11:14-26

1 Kings 15:27

1 Kings 16:9

Jozachar and Jozabad
2 Kings 12:19-21; 2 Kings 14:5

2 Kings 14:19

2 Kings 21:23

2 Kings 15:10

2 Kings 15:14

2 Kings 15:25

2 Kings 15:30

Sons of Sennacherib
2 Kings 19:37

Jeremiah 40:14-16; Jeremiah 24:41

Bigthan and Teresh
Esther 2:21

Ezekiel 17:12-20

Mark 15:7

Theudas and four hundred seditious persons
Acts 5:36-37

An Egyptian
Acts 21:38
Country, Love of; Government; Rulers; Patriotism

Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 2:19

Easton's Bible Dictionary

The rights and privileges of a citizen in distinction from a foreigner (Luke 15:15; 19:14; Acts 21:39). Under the Mosaic law non-Israelites, with the exception of the Moabites and the Ammonites and others mentioned in Deuteronomy 23:1-3, were admitted to the general privileges of citizenship among the Jews (Exodus 12:19; Leviticus 24:22; Numbers 15:15; 35:15; Deuteronomy 10:18; 14:29; 16:10, 14).

The right of citizenship under the Roman government was granted by the emperor to individuals, and sometimes to provinces, as a favour or as a recompense for services rendered to the state, or for a sum of money (Acts 22:28). This "freedom" secured privileges equal to those enjoyed by natives of Rome. Among the most notable of these was the provision that a man could not be bound or imprisoned without a formal trial (Acts 22:25, 26), or scourged (16:37). All Roman citizens had the right of appeal to Caesar (25:11).

Smith's Bible Dictionary

The use of this term in Scripture has exclusive reference to the usages of the Roman empire. The privilege of Roman citizenship was originally acquired in various ways, as by purchase, (Acts 22:28) by military services, by favor or by manumission. The right once obtained descended to a man's children. (Acts 22:28) Among the privileges attached to citizenship we may note that a man could not be bound or imprisoned without a formal trial, (Acts 22:29) still less be scourged. (Acts 16:37) Cic. in Verr. v. 63,66. Another privilege attaching to citizenship was the appeal from a provincial tribunal to the emperor at Rome. (Acts 25:11)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CITIZENSHIP, noun The state of being vested with the rights and privileges of a citizen.