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    Kept citizen

    I don't want to be a kept citizen, state taking care of all my needs.

    Who is a kept citizen? Is he the one who enjoys facilities provided by the government for his past position?

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    Re: Kept citizen

    Dear Dr. Appalayya:

    The 'kept' in this quote is a reference to the expression 'a kept woman' (or, less frequently, 'man').
    A 'kept woman' is one who is maintained financially (provided with housing, food, spending money, etc.) by a lover.

    I hope this is helpful,


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