citizen etymology

English word citizen comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) citezein

Detailed word origin of citizen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
citezein Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
citesain Anglo-Norman (xno)
citizen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
citizen English (eng) (Christianity) A resident or future resident of the heavenly city or (later) of the kingdom of God: a Christian; a good Christian.. (computing) An object.. (dated) A member of a state that is not a monarchy.. (historical) A freeman or burgher: a legally-recognized member of an incorporated city.. (historical, usually capitalized) A term of address among French citizens during the French [...]

Words with the same origin as citizen

Descendants of citezein
citizenship