plebification

noun

pleb·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion
ˌplebəfə̇ˈkāshən
plural -s
: the act of plebeianizing : the state of being plebeianized
represents the plebification of the Romantic spiritF. J. Mather
begin with the attempt to popularize learning … but you will end in the plebification of knowledgeS. T. Coleridge

Word History

Etymology

plebs + -i- + -fication

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“Plebification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plebification. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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