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noun as in populace

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What was once an incredibly chaotic process for us standard plebs is now as easy as adding any other sticker to a Story post.

Meanwhile the daily tabloid Sun claimed that his chief whip, Andrew Mitchell, had called police officers guarding No. 10 “plebs.”

The plebs grows threatening by reason of its numbers and the force that numbers carry with them.

The only other central authority in the state was the king's council or court (eod, witan, plebs, concilium).

To them exclusively the name of populus applied, as that of plebs was given to the plebeians.

He falls upon the plebs of the open fields, and his bands put everything to fire and to the sword.

For this the Romans thirsted—patricians and plebs alike, rich and poor, man, woman and child.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plebs, such as: proletariat, working class, commonalty, great unwashed, hoi polloi, and lower orders.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.