- of or relating to a city; municipal: civic problems.
- of or relating to citizenship; civil: civic duties.
- of citizens: civic pride.
Origin of civic
Examples from the Web for civic
Instead, straighten your civic backbone and push back in clear conscience.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too
January 8, 2015
Vlad Burlutskiy is a civic and political activist from Russia who fled the country last year due to increasing threats.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
Moral clarity would dictate that civil-rights and other civic leaders would speak out against such a senseless act of violence.It’s Time to Hold Protesters Accountable
December 4, 2014
Now that giving thanks to God no longer plays a prominent role in American civic life, Whom or What do we thank on Thanksgiving?Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam
P. J. O’Rourke
November 27, 2014
Such is the difference between life in the civic textbooks and life in tea-party America.The GOP Could Make Obama Kill Obamacare
November 10, 2014
The civic portion of the parade numbered about five thousand men.Ridgeway
It is easy to forgive them for such statements; civic pride is a virtue.The Gentleman From Indiana
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
- of or relating to a city, citizens, or citizenshipcivic duties
Word Origin and History for civic
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.