Definition of Civicism

1. n. The principle of civil government.

Definition of Civicism

1. Noun. The principle of civil government. ¹

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Definition of Civicism

1. a system of government based upon individual rights [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civicism

civet cat
civic center
civic crown
civic crowns
civic duty
civic leader
civic pride
civic responsibility
civic spirit
civicism (current term)
civil action
civil authority
civil censorship

Literary usage of Civicism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Contemporary Review (1874)
"One of these, civicism, is the continuance of the general movement hostile to Christian Theocracy, the tendency of which movement is to break off religion ..."

2. A History of Education by Thomas Davidson (1900)
"While the Semites tended to theocracy, faith, and ritual, the Aryans tended to civicism, science, and ethical practice. To the Semites we owe the Church; ..."

3. The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine (1868)
"civicism is only preferable to Individualism on account of the advantages it confers, and man is only bound to sacrifice his personal and immediate welfare ..."

4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1900)
"It is a stage of development corresponding to this last one that the American cities are entering upon to-day: the transition from individualism to civicism ..."

5. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"Goo and MAGOG, in the purest spirit of civicism, beg (through Punch) to ask, wherefore the LORD MAYOR'S procession—having once taken to beasts, ..."

6. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1903)
"Each year forces a higher responsibility, a sense of civicism, upon nations as upon individuals. By results only can a people justify its title to ..."

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