Met"ic [Gr. , prop., changing one's abode; , indicating change + house, abode: cf. L. metoecus, F. m'eteque.] Gr. Antiq.

A sojourner; an immigrant; an alien resident in a Grecian city, but not a citizen.

Mitford.

The whole force of Athens, metics as well as citizens, and all the strangers who were then in the city. Jowett (Thucyd. ).

 

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