civism

[siv-iz-uh m]

Origin of civism

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

civism

noun
  1. rare good citizenship

Word Origin for civism

C18: from French civisme, from Latin cīvis citizen
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