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Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a member of a state. A person may have multiple citizenships and a person who does not have citizenship of any state is said to be stateless. Other words used to describe statelessness are countryless or exile.

Nationality is often used as a synonym for citizenship in English<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> – notably in international law – although the term is sometimes understood as denoting a person's membership of a nation (a large ethnic group).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> In some countries, e.g. the United States, the United Kingdom, nationality and citizenship can have different meanings (for more information, see Nationality#Nationality versus citizenship).

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