Definition of populace in English:
noun[treated as singular or plural]
- The commander's emergency response program is a program set up by the military to take care of humanitarian needs for the local populaces - needs that will make a quick and lasting impact on the community.
- The paternalistic style of rule is unequal to the demands of transparency and accountability that local populaces - and overseas investors - want.
- Finally, anthropologists since Eric Wolf's seminal work on brokers have observed bureaucracies encouraging patron-client relationships, both between bureaucrats and clients and within local populaces.
Late 16th century: from French, from Italian popolaccio 'common people', from popolo 'people' + the pejorative suffix -accio.
people from Middle English:
People is from Anglo-Norman French poeple, from Latin populus ‘populace’, also the source of words such as population (mid 16th century); populace (late 16th century); and popular (Late Middle English) originally ‘prevalent among the general public’: with ‘liked and admired’ early 17th century. The phrase of all people expressing disbelief about somebody dates from the 1700s; the capitalized form in the phrase the People referring in US legal contexts to the State prosecution the People versus…dates from the early 19th century. See also public
Words that rhyme with populacepopulous
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