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ad captandum vulgus

[ ahd kahp-tahn-doo m woo l-goo s; English ad kap-tan-duh m vuhl-guh s ]
/ ɑd kɑpˈtɑn dʊm ˈwʊl gʊs; English æd kæpˈtæn dəm ˈvʌl gəs /

Latin.

in order to please the mob.

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Nearby words

acystia, ad, ad absurdum, ad arbitrium, ad astra per aspera, ad captandum vulgus, ad damnum, ad eundem gradum, ad extremum, ad feminam, ad fin.

Origin of ad captandum vulgus

literally, for courting the crowd
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019