(in ancient Rome) the common people, as contrasted with the patricians and later with the senatorial nobility or the equestrian order.
the common people; the populace.
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How to use plebs in a sentence
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Meanwhile the daily tabloid Sun claimed that his chief whip, Andrew Mitchell, had called police officers guarding No. 10 “plebs.”Sex Scandal Engulfs 10 Downing Street as Feral Press Bites Back | Peter Jukes | June 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The plebs grows threatening by reason of its numbers and the force that numbers carry with them.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
The only other central authority in the state was the king's council or court (eod, witan, plebs, concilium).
To them exclusively the name of populus applied, as that of plebs was given to the plebeians.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
British Dictionary definitions for plebs
(functioning as plural) the common people; the masses
(functioning as singular or plural) common people of ancient Rome: Compare patrician
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