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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Citizens considered as a group.

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  • n. The group of all citizens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The general body of citizens; the inhabitants of a city as opposed to country people, or the mass of people in common life as opposed to the military, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the body of citizens of a state or country

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