Pop"u*lace (?), n. [F. populace, fr. It. popolaccio, popolazzo, fr. popolo people, L. populus. See People.]
The common people; the vulgar; the multitude, -- comprehending all persons not distinguished by rank, office, education, or profession.
To . . . calm the peers and please the populace.
They . . . call us Britain's barbarous populaces.
Syn. -- Mob; people; commonalty.
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