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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Assumption Number Two: If the citizenry is an armed mob, then the forces of government, the police, etc., are always just, fair, and efficient, ready to protect you when trouble comes.
To an extent, they have a point – the general citizenry is under no obligation to be sensitive.
‘Because a well-equipped and well-practiced military eligible citizenry is necessary to keep a nation free, ...’
Do any of these countries have such a diverse population where over a quarter of the citizenry is made up of African or Hispanic decendants?
As the Founders declared an educated and intelligent citizenry is important for the continuance of our democracy.
But now, the American citizenry is deeply concerned and engaged with the political process - which is a very good thing. patNY
When your toooo busy accepting $$$ from lobbyist, the welfare of the citizenry is nae important.
The US citizenry is helplessly (and for the most part, blindly) accepting whatever edicts are brought down "from on high" because they ~all~ now contain significant references to terrorism and Security of the Homeland; as a result, no one is even noticing!
"At a time when Americans are confronted with increasingly challenging environmental choices, we learn that our citizenry is by and large both uninformed and misinformed."
Our citizenry is broader than that of a programming language, encompassing all types of technology users and creators, as well as the whole Portland metro area (and perhaps beyond).