Metic



[met-ik] /ˈmɛt ɪk/

noun
1.
an alien resident of an ancient Greek city who paid a tax for the right to live there.
/ˈmɛtɪk/
noun
1.
(in ancient Greece) an alien having some rights of citizenship in the city in which he lives
n.

“resident alien in an ancient Greek state,” 1808, from Late Latin metycus, from Greek metoikos, literally “one who has changed his residence,” from meta- “change” (see meta-) + -oikos “dwelling,” from oikein “to dwell” (see villa).

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