civic

adjective civ·ic \ ˈsi-vik \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of civic

:of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or community affairs
  • civic duty
  • civic pride
  • civic leaders

civically

play \ˈsi-vi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of civic in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of civic

Latin civicus, from civis citizen — more at city



CIVIC Defined for English Language Learners

civic

adjective

Definition of civic for English Language Learners

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

  • : relating to citizenship or being a citizen


CIVIC Defined for Kids

civic

adjective civ·ic \ ˈsi-vik \

Definition of civic for Students

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

Law Dictionary

civic

adjective civ·ic \ ˈsi-vik \

legal Definition of civic

:of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or civil affairs

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