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Definition of "metic" [met•ic]

  • In ancient Greece, a resident alien who did not have citizen rights and who paid a tax for the right to live there. (noun)

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Use "metic" in a sentence
  • "Even if a slave becomes freed, he does not become an Athenian citizen; he is only a "metic," a resident foreigner, and his old master, or some other Athenian, must be his patron and representative in every kind of legal business."
  • "But the convoluted arith - metic also holds a broader lesson about Bush's second term."
  • "A force of metic hoplites amounting to at least three thousand took part in the invasion, and also a large number of light-armed troops."