Etymology
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civic (adj.)

1540s, "pertaining to a city or citizenship," originally 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 derivative of civis "townsman" (see city). Sense of "having to do with citizens" is from 1790.

updated on December 13, 2017

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Definitions of civic from WordNet

civic (adj.)
of or relating or belonging to a city;
civic problems
civic center
civic (adj.)
of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals;
civic pride
civic duties
Synonyms: civil
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