plebification

noun
pleb·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌplebəfə̇ˈkāshən \
plural -s

Definition of plebification

: the act of plebeianizing : the state of being plebeianized represents the plebification of the Romantic spirit— F. J. Mather begin with the attempt to popularize learning … but you will end in the plebification of knowledge— S. T. Coleridge

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History and Etymology for plebification

plebs + -i- + -fication

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“Plebification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plebification. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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