metic

[ met-ik ]

noun
  1. an alien resident of an ancient Greek city who paid a tax for the right to live there.

Origin of metic

1
1800–10; <Late Latin metycus, variant of metoecus<Greek métoikos emigrant, equivalent to met-met- + -oikos dwelling

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metic

/ (ˈmɛtɪk) /


noun
  1. (in ancient Greece) an alien having some rights of citizenship in the city in which he lives

Origin of metic

1
C19: from Greek metoikos, from meta- (indicating change) + -oikos dwelling

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