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Meaning of POPULACE

Pronunciation:  'pâpyulus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"

POPULACE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: public, world
 See Also: admass, audience, people



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pop"u*lace\, n. [F. populace, fr. It. popolaccio,
popolazzo, fr. popolo people, L. populus. See {People}.]
The common people; the vulgar; the multitude, --
comprehending all persons not distinguished by rank, office,
education, or profession. --Pope.

      To . . . calm the peers and please the populace.

      They . . . call us Britain's barbarous populaces.

Syn: Mob; people; commonalty.

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