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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of political science that deals with civic affairs and the rights and duties of citizens.
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the study of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US and Canadian the study of government and its workings
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study or science of the privileges and obligations of citizens.
the area of political science concerned with citizenship.See also: Society
The study of the political rights and responsibilities of citizens and of the operation of government.