Synonyms for civic

Grammar : Adj
Spell : siv-ik
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɪv ɪk

Définition of civic

Origin :
  • 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.
  • adj community
Example sentences :
  • The civic portion of the parade numbered about five thousand men.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • It is easy to forgive them for such statements; civic pride is a virtue.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • Women were secluded from all civic life and from all intellectual culture.
  • Extract from : « The Truth About Woman » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • It ain't no part of our civic economy to let Red Dog get by with anything.
  • Extract from : « Faro Nell and Her Friends » by Alfred Henry Lewis
  • We may distinguish broadly three aims: the vocational, the civic, and the cultural.
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • Far from taking offence, he resumed his air of civic virtue.
  • Extract from : « Falk » by Joseph Conrad
  • As a piece of civic oratory this declaration is strikingly effective.
  • Extract from : « Notes on Life and Letters » by Joseph Conrad
  • The civic duties of the corporation, too, were sharply defined.
  • Extract from : « Holbein » by Beatrice Fortescue
  • They were for the most part not in touch with any civic agency.
  • Extract from : « Negro Migration during the War » by Emmett J. Scott
  • What beauty, what chastity, what becoming signs of civic wealth!
  • Extract from : « St. Cuthbert's » by Robert E. Knowles

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