Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its principal town; marked by such qualities as were quality of the Athenians; classical; refined. Attic base, a peculiar form
of molded base
for a column
or pilaster, described by Vitruvius, applied under
the Roman Empire to the Ionic and Corinthian and "Roman Doric" orders, and imitated by the architects of the Renaissance. Attic faith, inviolable
faith. Attic purity, particular
purity of language. Attic salt, Attic wit, a poignant, delicate
to the Athenians. Attic tale. See Attic, Attic style, a style pure and elegant.
Origin: L. Atticus, Gr.
Source: Websters Vocabulary