Adjective "civic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to a city or town, especially its administration; municipal.
  1. 'Being linked to the advertising industry, it comes at virtually no cost to the civic administration.'
  2. 'Representatives from every parish in the diocese, along with civic and business leaders, gathered in tribute.'
  3. 'Administration of civic bodies should be handed over to the military for at least two years so that things can be speeded up.'
  4. 'The biggest proposal however is for a completely new civic centre to be located somewhere in the estate.'
  5. 'Perhaps a few people involved in civic administration might feel more important if we became a city but I oppose the idea.'
  6. 'We also had civic buildings, including a courthouse.'
  7. 'However packed it gets, this great civic expanse always retains its symbolic force.'
  8. 'Why has a city of 14 million allowed a civic administration of a few thousand to hold it to ransom?'
  9. 'Political control, mismanagement and corruption have ensured that civic bodies which provide water are bankrupt.'
  10. 'Could a new civic centre become a reality?'
  11. 'he was active in the civic life of Swindon'
  12. 'Materialistic values were far stronger among young people than civic virtues.'
  13. 'You should see that as your editorial responsibility as well as your civic duty in this time of national tragedy.'
  14. 'Whether it a case of laziness or a lack of civic pride is unclear.'
  15. 'Great civic leaders of less evangelical eras than ours did not speak of visions.'
  16. 'Contribute to community building, foster civic engagement, create a sense of community.'
  17. 'We have to reclaim both areas as civic duty in our lives.'
  18. 'Colleges provided the opportunity and social support to develop the habit of civic engagement.'
  19. 'It was designed to reeducate the local populace on law and order and civic duty.'
  20. 'The least satisfactory aspect concerned the civic virtue of locals.'
  21. 'Some would contend that a sense of civic duty alone is enough to compel people to vote.'


1. of or relating to a city; municipal: civic problems.

2. of or relating to citizenship; civil: civic duties.

3. of citizens: civic pride.

More examples(as adjective)

"parties can be civic."

"groups can be civic."

"alliances can be civic."

"leaders can be civic."

"fora can be civic."

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Mid 16th century: 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.