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civitas

[ siv-i-tas; Latin kee-wi-tahs ]
/ ˈsɪv ɪˌtæs; Latin ˈki wɪˌtɑs /
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noun, plural civ·i·ta·tes [siv-i-tey-teez; Latin kee-wi-tah-teys]. /ˌsɪv ɪˈteɪ tiz; Latin ˌki wɪˈtɑ teɪs/.
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.
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Origin of civitas

From Latin cīvitās; literally, “commmunity of citizens, citizenship,” equivalent to cīvis “citizen, fellow citizen” + -tās -ty2

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