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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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With respect to Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, who represented the Pope at the ceremonies on January 28 and who recently retired as Archbishop of Paris, his parents were Polish-Jews from the town of Bedzin in south-western Poland of which he is an honourary citizen, the following story might be of interest.
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'.