noun, plural civ·i·ta·tes [siv-i-tey-teez; Latin kee-wi-tah-teys] /ˌsɪv ɪˈteɪ tiz; Latin ˌki wɪˈtɑ teɪs/.
Origin of civitas
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.
Unless they were peasants and dwelt in villages, they were citizens of a "city" or "civitas," the old Latin name for a tribe.The Story of Mankind|Hendrik van Loon
This brought an outcry against the admission of any professional working woman into the exclusive Civitas.
The city (civitas) did not end with the town walls, but included the surrounding country and perhaps many villages.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Pliny (92 or 93) says, Amisenorum civitas libera et fderata beneficio indulgenti tu legibus suis utitur.The Chief Periods of European History|Edward A. Freeman
The Civitas Club was in full operation, and would brook no restraint.