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civics

[siv-iks] /ˈsɪv ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study or science of the privileges and obligations of citizens.
Origin of civics
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; see civic, -ics
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civics

/ˈsɪvɪks/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
the study of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
2.
(US & Canadian) the study of government and its workings
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Word Origin and History for civics
n.

"study of the rights and responsibilities of a citizen," 1886, originally American English, from civic, by analogy with politics (see -ics).

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