adjective civ·ic \ˈsi-vik\

: of or relating to a city or town or the people who live there

: relating to citizenship or being a citizen

Full Definition of CIVIC

:  of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or community affairs <civic duty> <civic pride>
civ·i·cal·ly \ˈsi-vi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of CIVIC

  1. Recent improvements to the downtown area are a point of civic pride.
  2. the library association and other civic groups
  3. Voting is your civic duty.

Origin of CIVIC

Latin civicus, from civis citizen — more at city
First Known Use: circa 1656

Other Government and Politics Terms

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CIVICALLY Defined for Kids


adjective civ·ic \ˈsi-vik\

Definition of CIVIC for Kids

:  of or relating to a citizen, a city, or citizenship <civic pride> <civic duty>


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