metic definition

  • noun:
    • In old Greece, a resident alien whom did not have resident legal rights and whom paid a tax for the straight to live there.
    • A sojourner; an immigrant; an alien citizen in a Grecian town, not a citizen.
    • An emigrant or immigrant; especially, in ancient Greece, a resident alien just who generally bore the burdens of a citizen, and had some of the citizen's benefits; thus, any resident alien.
    • an alien which paid a fee to reside in in an old Greek town

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "metic"
    • Even if a slave becomes freed,…
    • View More
65 votes

How would you define metic?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!