demos

[ dee-mos ]
/ ˈdi mɒs /

noun

the common people of an ancient Greek state.
the common people; populace.
Sociology. a people viewed as a political unit.

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Origin of demos

1770–80; <Greek dêmos district, people; cf. demo-
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British Dictionary definitions for demos

demos
/ (ˈdiːmɒs) /

noun

the people of a nation regarded as a political unit
rare the common people; masses

Word Origin for demos

C19: from Greek: the populace; see deme
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