from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of political science that deals with civic affairs and the rights and duties of citizens.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of good citizenship and proper membership in a community.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of civil government.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of civil government; the principles of government in their application to society.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the social science of municipal affairs
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.
Amazing how little many Americans paid attention in civics classes.
Yet despite that lesson in civics, Republican primary voters are poised once again to make the most radical gesture in choosing their nominee.
Someone didn't pay attention in civics class or history class and that would be Jim Greer.
Dick, you seem to have missed this part in civics class: we are a nation of laws.
Sure, you can make up all kinds of bullshit analyses and analogies — but in the end, that clear piece of grammar school civics is true.
Perhaps he needs a refresher course in civics and the role of the president … —
Joe probably ditched school the day the subject of voting rights was taught in civics class.