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civism

[ siv-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈsɪv ɪz əm /
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noun
good citizenship.
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Origin of civism

1785–95; <French civisme<Latin cīv(is) citizen + French -isme-ism
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British Dictionary definitions for civism

civism
/ (ˈsɪvɪzəm) /

noun
rare good citizenship

Word Origin for civism

C18: from French civisme, from Latin cīvis citizen
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