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civic

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈsɪv.ɪk/ us  
of a town or city or the people who live in it: The prime minister met many civic leaders, including the mayor and the leaders of the immigrant communities. She felt it was her civic duty (= her duty as a person living in the town) to tell the police. The opera house is a great source of civic pride.
Translations of “civic”
in Spanish municipal, cívico…
in French civique…
in German städtisch, bürgerlich……
in Chinese (Traditional) 城鎮的, 城市的, 市民的…
in Russian общественный, городской…
in Turkish şehre ait, kentle ilgili…
in Chinese (Simplified) 城镇的, 城市的, 市民的…
in Polish miejski…
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