noun civ·ism \ˈsiˌvizəm\

Definition of civism



  1. :  the virtues and sentiments of a good citizen —used originally of devotion to the cause of the French revolution of 1789

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Origin and Etymology of civism

French civisme, from Latin civis citizen + French -isme -ism — more at home

First Known Use: 1792

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capable of being understood in two ways

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