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populace

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noun pop·u·lace \ˈpä-pyə-ləs\

Simple Definition of populace

  • : the people who live in a country or area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of populace

  1. 1 :  the common people :  masses

  2. 2 :  population

Examples of populace in a sentence

  1. The populace has suffered greatly.

  2. <high officials awkwardly mingling with the general populace>



Origin of populace

Middle French, from Italian popolaccio rabble, augmentative of popolo the people, from Latin populus


First Known Use: 1572


POPULACE Defined for Kids

populace

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noun pop·u·lace \ˈpä-pyə-ləs\

Definition of populace for Students

  1. 1 :  the common people

  2. 2 :  the people who live in a country or area :  population





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