civic

adjective

civ·​ic ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio)
: of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or community affairs
civic duty
civic pride
civic leaders
civically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent improvements to the downtown area are a point of civic pride. the library association and other civic groups Voting is your civic duty.
Recent Examples on the Web The coursework also includes racial equity, social justice, health and wellness, community policing, active listening and conflict resolution and civic engagement. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2022 Organizers from different political parties held events recently across the state encouraging Alabamians to increase their civic engagement. Sarah Swetlik | Sswetlik@al.com, al, 4 Nov. 2022 In her own community, Allie Young said, the show of civic engagement is meant to highlight a long history of voter suppression that continues to stymie Native Americans’ access to the ballot box. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2022 This robs the child of the benefits to critical thinking, social development, and civic engagement that come from grappling with diverse perspectives. Daniel Silver, Time, 4 Nov. 2022 Tony’s work has helped the organization advance the social, political and economic wellbeing of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Northeast Ohio through civic engagement, cultural heritage and social justice initiatives. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 4 Nov. 2022 The third section of the presentation focuses on broader themes of civic engagement. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 2 Nov. 2022 On Saturday, actress Ferrera joined others, including Castillo, for a community discussion about Latina civic engagement. Megan Stringer, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Oct. 2022 The Collaborative is a collective voice of the Black Church in Memphis focusing on economic empowerment, civic engagement, and criminal justice reform and provides programming to address those issues. Wayne Baker, The Enquirer, 27 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin civicus, from civis citizen — more at city

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of civic was in 1655

Dictionary Entries Near civic

Cite this Entry

“Civic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civic. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

civic

adjective

civ·​ic ˈsiv-ik How to pronounce civic (audio)
: of or relating to a citizen, a city, or citizenship
civic pride
civic duty
civically adverb

Legal Definition

civic

adjective

civ·​ic ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio)
: of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or civil affairs

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