Definition of civic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɪvɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪvɪk//
    [usually before noun] Belonging to society
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  1. 1officially connected with a town or city civic buildings/leaders
  2. 2connected with the people who live in a town or city a sense of civic pride (= pride that people feel for their town or city) civic duties/responsibilities The competition would be an opportunity to foster civic pride. Voting should be a matter of civic duty. See related entries: Belonging to society
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French civique or Latin civicus, from civis ‘citizen’. The original use was in civic garland, crown, etc., translating Latin corona civica, denoting a garland of oak leaves and acorns given in ancient Rome to a person who saved a fellow citizen's life.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: civic