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Latin cīvicus from cīvis citizen kei- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin cīvicus (“pertaining to a city or citizens”).
It received civic rights in 1260.
The law of our being, so revealed, involves in its turn civic or political duties.
The civic aristocracies did not all arise in the same way.
Claudius, the new emperor, restored the civic rights of the Alexandrian Jews and made Agrippa I.
Hettstedt is mentioned as early as 1046; in 1220 it possessed a castle; and in 1380 it received civic privileges.
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