What is populace?

  • (noun): People in general considered as a whole.
    Synonyms: public, world

Populace

A populace is a group of people forming the total population of a certain place. It is taken from the Latin word populus, which means "people", but also in the sense of a race, nationality, or locality. This can be compared with the Spanish word pueblo, which derives from the same Latin root.

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Some articles on populace:

Tropico - Gameplay
... If the island's populace disapprove of the player's actions, they may vote their leader out of office ... A successful leader will have to either meet the needs of the populace, the political factions, and the wider political world, or establish and police a totalitarian military ... the superpowers by openly praising them, to instating martial law or giving a tax break to the populace ...
Populace
... A populace is a group of people forming the total population of a certain place ... It is taken from the Latin word populus, which means "people", but also in the sense of a race, nationality, or locality ...
Shanghai Campaign - Outcome
... nonetheless managed to taken the city relatively intact due to the local populace’s strong opposition which had prevented the nationalists to carry ... The local populace was not allowed by the defenders to leave the city to surrender to the attacking enemy either and thus when the battle had begun, there were simply not enough transportation ... to transfer the wealth from the city and to destroy the city, such actions enraged the local populace because the very necessities which were essential to the survival of the local populace ...
Cagot - Government
... situation, and money was allocated to improve the lot of the Cagots, but the populace and local authorities resisted ... Still, local prejudice from the populace persisted, though the problem at least began to decline ... did not prove effective, as the local populace still remembered ...
Esquilache Riots - Background
... Intended as public security measures, they did not immediately catch the attention of the populace, as more pressing issues fanned the flames of popular discontent, namely the ... cause ominous rumbling amongst the populace ... were mobilized and local authorities were attacked by the populace ...

Famous quotes containing the word populace:

    The populace is like the sea, motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
    Titus Livius (Livy)

    Much wondering to see upon all hands, of wattles and woodwork made,
    Your bell-mounted churches, and guardless the sacred cairn and the rath,
    And a small and a feeble populace stooping with mattock and spade,
    Or weeding or ploughing with faces a-shining with much-toil wet;
    While in this place and that place, with bodies unglorious, their chieftains stood....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    A small town is automatically a world of pretense. Since everyone knows everyone else’s business, it becomes the job of the populace to act as if they don’t know what is going on instead of its being their job to try to find out.
    Jeanine Basinger (b. 1936)