Definition of civicism in US English:

civicism

noun

  • Civic quality, state, or behaviour. Also: (chiefly Politics) the ideology and principles of citizenship and civil government; a social or political system based on this.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Eclectic Review. From civic + -ism. Compare French civicisme devotion of a citizen to the state.

Pronunciation

civicism

/ˈsɪvɪsɪz(ə)m/