What does the word civic mean?

Usage examples for civic

  1. The Church was strong enough there to defy the Papacy at one time, and yet religion with the people was perhaps more of a civic function or a duty than a spiritual worship. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  2. Every fresh attempt at an amicable compromise was wrecked upon the obstinate bigotry of the leading civic authorities. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. The Civic League was young but already it was laying out an ambitious spring programme. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds