metic

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metic

(ˈmɛtɪk)
n
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) an alien having some rights of citizenship in the city in which he lives
[C19: from Greek metoikos, from meta- (indicating change) + -oikos dwelling]

metic

Ancient Greece. a foreigner or a resident alien.
See also: Greece and Greeks
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metic - an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek citymetic - an alien who paid a fee to reside in an ancient Greek city
alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
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