N-SING-COLLThe people living in a country, state, or city can be referred to as the citizenry. [AM; also BRIT, FORMAL]
He used the medium of radio when he wanted to enlist public support or reassure the citizenry...
I think we lack a citizenry that is adequately willing to take responsibility.
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citizenry — index community, nationality, populace, population, public, society Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
citizenry — [sit′ə zənrē, sit′ə sənrē] n. all citizens as a group … English World dictionary
citizenry — n. an informed citizenry * * * [ sɪtɪz(ə)nrɪ] an informed citizenry … Combinatory dictionary
citizenry — Synonyms and related words: Everyman, John Doe, Public, body politic, common man, commonwealth, community, community at large, constituency, cultural community, demos, dwellers, estate, everybody, everyman, everyone, everywoman, folk, folks,… … Moby Thesaurus
citizenry — citizen ► NOUN 1) a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth. 2) an inhabitant of a town or city. DERIVATIVES citizenry noun citizenship noun. ORIGIN Old French citezein, from Latin civitas city … English terms dictionary
citizenry — noun (plural ries) Date: 1819 a whole body of citizens … New Collegiate Dictionary
citizenry — /sit euh zeuhn ree, seuhn /, n., pl. citizenries. citizens collectively. [1810 20; CITIZEN + RY] * * * … Universalium
citizenry — noun The group of all citizens … Wiktionary
Citizenry — The citizen (bourgeois, burger), defined as those who participated in municipal life, together with patricians, achieved status parallel to the important role played by commerce and industry in city life for these were the trades they… … Historical Dictionary of Brussels
citizenry — cit|i|zen|ry [ˈsıtızənri] n [U] formal all the citizens in a particular town, country, or state … Dictionary of contemporary English