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:

Cagot - Government
... 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 ... These measures did not prove effective, as the local populace still remembered ...
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 ... praising them, to instating martial law or giving a tax break to the populace ...
Esquilache Riots - Background
... 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 rising prices in ... cause ominous rumbling amongst the populace ... were mobilized and local authorities were attacked by 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
... enemy nonetheless managed to taken the city relatively intact due to the local populace’s strong opposition which had prevented the nationalists to ... 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 ... 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 threatened and had the nationalists plan ...

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)

    Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)