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Definition of "civics" [civ•ics]

  • The branch of political science that deals with civic affairs and the rights and duties of citizens. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "civics" in a sentence
  • "The word "civics" summons a scene of a teacher diagramming the three branches of government on a chalkboard for rows of silent students."
  • "Ask your children what they learned in civics class recently."
  • "This is the end result of public school not teaching the basics in civics, Constitution and American History."