citizenship

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citizenship

the legal link between an individual and a state or territory as a result of which the individual is entitled to certain protection, rights and privileges, and subject to certain obligations and allegiance.
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SIR Edmund Hillary, who conquered Mount Everest in 1953, has been made an honourary citizen of Tralee.
Tracked down through my publishers by a Communist factory worker turned local historian, I received an invitation from the sindaco -- the mayor of Campi Bisenzio, who unexpectedly was a woman -- to join in the celebrations for the anniversary of the Liberation and to be made an honourary citizen for having -- as the citation says -- `taken an active part in the armed struggle' and `having fought as a partisan' in what -- somewhat to my surprise -- I found was now called 'the battle of Valibona'.
A few days later, John Paul II also became the first Pope to be recognized as an honourary citizen of Rome.