[siv-i-tas; Latin kee-wi-tahs]

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.

Origin of civitas

< Latin cīvitās. See city Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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