Pleb`i*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [L. plebs the common people + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See -fy.]

A rendering plebeian; the act of vulgarizing.

[R.]

You begin with the attempt to popularize learning . . . but you will end in the plebification of knowledge. Coleridge.

 

© Webster 1913.

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