[siv-i-tas; Latin kee-wi-tahs]
- the body of citizens who constitute a state, especially a city-state, commonwealth, or the like.
- citizenship, especially as imparting shared responsibility, a common purpose, and sense of community.
Origin of civitas
< Latin cīvitās. See city
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Examples from the Web for civitas
One answer resides in the belief, still ingrained in our civitas, that Americans have a shared sense of purpose and destiny.The Fallout from WikiLeaks' Latest Exposure
November 29, 2010
"The Civitas Society for—" she began, with stately emphasis.
The Civitas Club was in full operation, and would brook no restraint.
Yes, ladies of the Civitas Club, Mrs. Flynn is perfectly right.
Presently, indeed, we find her rejoicing in the title of Civitas.The Story of Nuremberg
This map of "Civitas Londinium" is strange enough to look at in our own day.Highways and Byways in London
Mrs. E. T. Cook.