- "Good day citizen! You are familiar with the New Order, of course, but have you heard the latest statistics on the standard of living in this sector? Up, up, up!"
- ―Imperial morale officer, name unknown
"Citizen" was a term of address used occasionally around the time of the Galactic Civil War. It preceded the addressee's surname as a title. It denoted civilian status in place of a military rank. For example, Morgan Katarn referred to a Sulonian woman whose surname was Roskin as "Citizen Roskin". It was also used as a generic term of address directed at people whose names were not known to the speaker. In this case, the speaker would simply use "Citizen".
Because of its civilian connotations, the term could be considered as a half-veiled insult when used against a former or retired military officer, indicating that one is no longer worthy of rank. It could also sometimes be used as a term of respect, as if to "elevate" a mere civilian who aids the military to a kind of unofficial rank. Shortly before his death, Katarn was himself referred to, albeit more as an act of mocking, as "Citizen Katarn" by Jerec who eventually beheaded Katarn and had his head placed in a stake.