Definitions

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  • n. A body of people constituting an organized community; city-state

Etymologies

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From Latin cīvitās.

Examples

  • 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.

    What is Property?

  • Confusing economics and civitas is the cenral ignorant conceit of the new conservatism.

    The Rise Of Feminism And The Fall Of The Family: Part 2 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • The ancient law of Rome was called their civil law, from the word civitas, which signifies a

    Leviathan

  • Wordsworth's image of unfenced tigers prowling the civitas is meant to register his sense that the state should police the anger of citizens rather than encourage it.

    Romantic Anger and Byron

  • By "commonwealth" I must be understood all along to mean not a democracy, or any form of government, but any independent community which the Latins signified by the word civitas, to which the word which best answers in our language is "commonwealth," and most properly expresses such a society of men which "community" does not (for there may be subordinate communities in a government), and "city" much less.

    Two Treatises of Government: of Civil Government Book II

  • By common-wealth, I must be understood all along to mean, not a democracy, or any form of government, but any independent community, which the Latines signified by the word civitas, to which the word which best answers in our language, is common-wealth, and most properly expresses such a society of men, which community or city in

    Second Treatise of Government

  • The ancient law of Rome was called their civil law, from the word civitas, which signifies a Commonwealth: and those countries which, having been under the Roman Empire and governed by that law, retain still such part thereof as they think fit, call that part the civil law to distinguish it from the rest of their own civil laws.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • It was always for those who were drawn into it what the Romans called a civitas, the word from which, much later, the far more ambiguous modern term ‘civilization’ would be derived.

    The Great Experiment

  • Dengan demikian, kualitas layanan informasi universitas seperti UGM sangat tergantung penuh pada kreativitas civitas akademika.

    ANTARA - Berita Terkini

  • Saya mengajak para civitas akademia untuk mencoba memasarkan hasil penelitian kita, yang sebelumnya didahului dengan personal marketing and branding (marketing yourself).

    Planet Terasi

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