civic

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adjective civ·ic \ˈsi-vik\

Definition of civic

  1. :  of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or community affairs <civic duty> <civic pride>

civically

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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.

Origin and Etymology of civic

Latin civicus, from civis citizen — more at city


First Known Use: circa 1656



CIVIC Defined for English Language Learners

civic

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adjective civ·ic \ˈsi-vik\

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

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adjective civ·ic \ˈsi-vik\

Definition of civic for Students

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


Law Dictionary

civic

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adjective civ·ic \ˈsi-vik\

Legal Definition of civic

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


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