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civic

[siv-ik] /ˈsɪv ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a city; municipal:
civic problems.
2.
of or relating to citizenship; civil:
civic duties.
3.
of citizens:
civic pride.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin cīvicus, equivalent to cīv(is) citizen + -icus -ic
Related forms
civically, adverb
anticivic, adjective
intercivic, adjective
procivic, adjective
uncivic, adjective
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  • You've been asked to increase civic activity in your community.
  • They had a low standard of living, and no time for civic and community participation, due to their long hours.
  • Knowledge of science no doubt has some practical and civic benefits.
  • The new mayors will be able to knock heads together, and their ability to attract media attention will help to foster civic pride.
  • Business and government leaders met to search their civic souls.
  • Variable sense of civic duty affects voter turnout.
  • The idea is to harness the energy of the city and revive the central plaza as a vibrant civic center.
  • The reasons for this change in civic life are both political and social.
  • civic participation via social media will transform the future of business.
  • During periods of civil unrest and civic corruption, the tombs were victims of almost unfettered grave-robbing.
British Dictionary definitions for civic

civic

/ˈsɪvɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a city, citizens, or citizenship: civic duties
Derived Forms
civically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin cīvicus, from cīvis citizen
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Word Origin and History for civic
adj.

1540s, originally mostly in civic crown (Latin corona civica), a chaplet of oak leaves awarded to one who saved the life of a fellow citizen in battle, from Latin civicus "of a citizen," adjectival derivation of civis "townsman" (see city). Sense of "having to do with citizens" is from 1790.

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