Definition of populace noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

populace

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpɑpyələs//
 
the populace[singular](formal)
 
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all the ordinary people of a particular country or area He had the support of large sections of the local populace. The populace at large is opposed to sudden change.
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