second-class citizen

n. tweede klas burger

English-Dutch dictionary. 2013.

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  • Second-class citizen — is an informal term used to describe a person who is systematically discriminated against within a state or other political jurisdiction, despite their nominal status as a citizen or legal resident there. While not necessarily slaves, outlaws or… …   Wikipedia

  • second-class citizen — 1. a citizen, esp. a member of a minority group, who is denied the social, political, and economic benefits of citizenship. 2. a person who is not accorded a fair share of respect, recognition, or consideration: The boss treats us all like second …   Useful english dictionary

  • second-class citizen — 1. a citizen, esp. a member of a minority group, who is denied the social, political, and economic benefits of citizenship. 2. a person who is not accorded a fair share of respect, recognition, or consideration: The boss treats us all like second …   Universalium

  • second-class citizen — n. citizen who does not have as many privileges as other citizens …   English contemporary dictionary

  • (a) second-class citizen — someone who is treated as if they are less important than other people in society. Although she was married to an Australian, Louise couldn t get a work visa and it made her feel like a second class citizen …   New idioms dictionary

  • Second class — generally indicates a secondary level of service or importance. Specific uses of the term include:In Scouting:* Second Class Scout in Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America) * Second Class Scout in Ranks in the Boy Scouts of AmericaIn rail travel:*… …   Wikipedia

  • second-class — [sek′ənd klas′, sek′əndkläs′] adj. 1. of the class, rank, excellence, etc. next below the highest; of secondary quality 2. designating or of accommodations next below the best [a second class railway carriage ] ☆ 3. designating or of a class of… …   English World dictionary

  • Second-class — Sec ond class , a. Of the rank or degree below the best or highest; inferior; second rate; as, a second class house; a second class passage; a second class citizen. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • second-class — (adj.) 1837, from SECOND (Cf. second) (adj.) + CLASS (Cf. class) (n.). Phrase second class citizen is recorded from 1942 …   Etymology dictionary

  • second-class — also second class 1) ADJ: ADJ n If someone treats you as a second class citizen, they treat you as if you are less valuable and less important than other people. Too many airlines treat our children as second class citizens. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n If… …   English dictionary

  • second-class — adjective 1 (only before noun) considered to be less important than other people or things: second class citizen (=someone who is not as important as other people in society): Why should children be treated like second class citizens? 2 second… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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