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civic

[siv-ik] /ˈsɪv ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a city; municipal:
civic problems.
2.
of or relating to citizenship; civil:
civic duties.
3.
of citizens:
civic pride.
Origin of civic
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin cīvicus, equivalent to cīv(is) citizen + -icus -ic
Related forms
civically, adverb
anticivic, adjective
intercivic, adjective
procivic, adjective
uncivic, adjective
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  • The civic portion of the parade numbered about five thousand men.

    Ridgeway Scian Dubh
  • It is easy to forgive them for such statements; civic pride is a virtue.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • Women were secluded from all civic life and from all intellectual culture.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • It ain't no part of our civic economy to let Red Dog get by with anything.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • We may distinguish broadly three aims: the vocational, the civic, and the cultural.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
British Dictionary definitions for civic

civic

/ˈsɪvɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a city, citizens, or citizenship: civic duties
Derived Forms
civically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin cīvicus, from cīvis citizen
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Word Origin and History for civic
adj.

1540s, originally mostly in civic crown (Latin corona civica), a chaplet of oak leaves awarded to one who saved the life of a fellow citizen in battle, from Latin civicus "of a citizen," adjectival derivation of civis "townsman" (see city). Sense of "having to do with citizens" is from 1790.

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