populace

[ pop-yuh-luh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF populace
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POPULACE

Miss Hilton and Miss Parker and some of our girls composed the populace.

In this instance, the populace are more puritanic than the magistrate.

Faithful ministers are rarely eulogised by the populace or the court.

The populace were all civility to him so were the ministers.

There the authorities and the populace received us very well.

But the fury of the populace did not suffer him to remain there awaiting that event.

He had been saved from the fury of the populace in the courtyard of the Tuileries.

They had the support of the populace and the Alberti and Medici families.

The populace when in power drive the nobility from the city.

The excitement of the populace was now ungovernable and the air was filled with groans and cries.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Middle French populace (16c.), from Italian popolaccio "riffraff, rabble," from popolo "people" (from Latin populus "people;" see people (n.)) + pejorative suffix -accio.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR POPULACE

commonalities

nouncommon people
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