(? ?; 277), n. [Gr. , prop., changing one's abode; , indicating change + house, abode: cf. L. metoecus, F. mtque.] (Gr. Antiq.) A sojourner; an immigrant; an alien resident in a Grecian city, but not a citizen. Mitford.
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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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