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civ·ic / ˈsivik/ • adj. of or relating to a city or town, esp. its administration; municipal. ∎  of or relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area. DERIVATIVES: civ·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.

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civic pert. to a citizen or citizens XVI; of a city XVII; of citizenship, civil XVIII. — F. civique or L. cīvicus, f. cīvis citizen; see HIDE 2, and -IC. As sb. pl. (after politics) XIX (orig. U.S.).

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civ·ics / ˈsiviks/ • plural n. [usu. treated as sing.] the study of the rights and duties of citizenship.

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