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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Citizens considered as a group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The group of all citizens.

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

  • noun the body of citizens of a state or country

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