civics

The study of citizenship is called civics. If your school offers a civics class, you can learn about the importance of things like voting and paying taxes.

Student government can teach you about civics, and so can certain social studies lessons and classes that a country's new citizens sometimes take. Civics can teach you about the rights granted to citizens, as well as their responsibilities, such as serving on juries and engaging in the political process. The word civics was an American English invention, modeled on politics, from the Latin civicus, "of a citizen."

Definitions of civics
  1. noun
    the social science of municipal affairs
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    social science
    the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society
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