Pronunciation: (sit'u-zun, -sun),[key] —n. 1. a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from alien).
2. an inhabitant of a city or town, esp. one entitled to its privileges or franchises.
3. an inhabitant, or denizen: The deer is a citizen of our woods. 4. a civilian, as distinguished from a soldier, police officer, etc.