derivative citizenship

Definition of "derivative citizenship"
  1. A status granted to children when their parents become U.S. citizens, or in some cases when they are adopted by U.S. citizens, provided certain conditions are fulfilled
How to use "derivative citizenship" in a sentence
  1. The young girl achieved derivative citizenship when her mother was naturalized.
  2. The adopted twins attained derivative citizenship upon their adoption by U.S. citizens.
  3. He became a U.S. citizen through derivative citizenship after his father was naturalized.

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