dual citizenship

dual citizenship
Citizenship in two different countries. Status of citizens of United States who reside within a state; i.e., persons who are born or naturalized in the U.S. are citizens of the U.S. and the state wherein they reside

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • dual citizenship — n. The condition of being a citizen of two nations simultaneously; also the condition of being a citizen of both the United States and a state. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell …   Law dictionary

  • dual citizenship — 1. Also called dual nationality. the status of a person who is a legal citizen of two or more countries. 2. citizenship of both a state and a nation, in nations consisting of a federation of states, as the U.S. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • dual citizenship — /djuəl ˈsɪtəzənʃɪp/ (say dyoohuhl situhzuhnship) noun the holding of concurrent citizenship of two nations, either original or acquired. Also, dual nationality …   Australian English dictionary

  • dual citizenship — noun 1. : the citizenship of a citizen of a state that is organized under a constitution with other states into a national state (as the United States) recognized as a nation by the family of nations 2. : dual nationality …   Useful english dictionary

  • dual citizenship — double citizenship, state of possessing citizenship in two different countries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dual citizenship — noun The status of being a citizen of two countries Syn: dual nationality …   Wiktionary

  • dual citizenship — noun Date: circa 1924 the status of an individual who is a citizen of two or more nations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dual citizenship — noun (U) the state of being a citizen of two countries …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dual citizenship — du′al cit′izenship n. gov the status of a person who is a legal citizen of two or more countries • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • dual citizenship — A status long recognized in law as existing where a person is claimed as a subject or citizen or two states. The concept recognizes that a person may have and exercise rights of nationality in two countries and be subject to the responsibilities… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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