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second-class citizen

One who is deemed less important than others within a society. The waitress was so rude to me that I started feeling like a second-class citizen. We live in this neighborhood, too, and we should be allowed to voice our opinions, instead of being ignored like second-class citizens!
See also: citizen

second class

1. Inferior; see second best.
2. Travel accommodations ranking below the highest or first class, as in Traveling second class on European trains is not only cheaper but gives you more contact with local people . [c. 1840]
3. In the United States and Canada, a category of mail consisting of periodicals and newspapers. [c. 1870]
4. second-class citizen. An individual regarded or treated as inferior to others in status or rights, an underprivileged person. For example, In many countries women still are considered second-class citizens. This term uses second class in the sense of "inferior." [c. 1940]
See also: class, second

Joe Citizen

(ˈdʒo ˈsɪtəsnæ)
n. a general term for a male representative of the public. Joe Citizen hasn’t spoken yet! Watch the results of the election.
See also: citizen, joe
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The other point of difference is, the greater number of citizens and extent of territory which may be brought within the compass of republican than of democratic government; and it is this circumstance principally which renders factious combinations less to be dreaded in the former than in the latter.
There are again two methods of removing the causes of faction: the one, by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence; the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests.
In the first place, none of them should have any property of his own beyond what is absolutely necessary; neither should they have a private house or store closed against any one who has a mind to enter; their provisions should be only such as are required by trained warriors, who are men of temperance and courage; they should agree to receive from the citizens a fixed rate of pay, enough to meet the expenses of the year and no more; and they will go and live together like soldiers in a camp.
Why," said I, bewildered, "that man is a citizen of the world--a cosmopolite.
said D'Artagnan, wishing to have the air, in the eyes of the citizen, of being posted as to court affairs.
Yes, monsieur," replied the terrified citizen, in a tone so low that he was scarcely audible.
Yes, monsieur," replied the citizen, giving a still fainter intonation to his voice.
cried the citizen, swearing in order to rouse his courage.
The citizen took a paper from his pocket, and presented it to D'Artagnan.
I am comfortably off, monsieur, that's all; I have scraped together some such thing as an income of two or three thousand crown in the haberdashery business, but more particularly in venturing some funds in the last voyage of the celebrated navigator Jean Moquet; so that you understand, monsieur--But" cried the citizen.
cried D'Artagnan and the citizen at the same time, each having recognized his man.
The Board also has considered the managerial resources of the institutions involved, including the resources of Citizens Bank on a pro forma basis.
Several authors have suggested that CPAs help improve public relations and increase partnerships between citizens and the police.
citizens, the tax applies to a transfer only if the property is situated within the U.
Latino leaders and immigration activists pledged Friday to stand watch with video cameras at voting polls to make sure that immigration-reform groups don't harass new citizens who want to vote.
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