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Definition of "civitas" []

  • A body of people constituting an organized community; city-state (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "civitas" in a sentence
  • "The Romans had guaranteed to the Carthaginians the preservation of their goods and their CITY, -- intentionally using the word civitas, that is, the society, the State; the Carthaginians, on the contrary, understood them to mean the material city, urbs, and accordingly began to rebuild their walls."
  • "Confusing economics and civitas is the cenral ignorant conceit of the new conservatism."
  • "The ancient law of Rome was called their civil law, from the word civitas, which signifies a"