salus populi suprema lex esto
- let the welfare of the people be the supreme law: a motto of Missouri.
- the voice of the people; popular opinion.Abbreviationvox pop.
Origin of vox populi
vox populi, vox Dei
- the voice of the people (is) the voice of God.
Examples from the Web for populi
The chorus represent the populi of Heaven, and voice the sentiments of the many.Vondel's Lucifer
Joost van den Vondel
Salus populi suprema lex; and to it all international 'law' so called must bend.Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)
Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
A side rubrical note, referring to the parts assigned to the populus or people, says, "Populi vox est et cantorum."
Utinam Deus redimat nostro sanguino salutem Christiani populi.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Divinum judicium, populi suffragium, co-episcoporum consensus.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V
J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
- the voice of the people; popular or public opinion
Word Origin and History for populi
1540s, Latin, literally "voice of the people." The full maxim (first attested in Medieval Latin) is vox populi, vox Dei "the voice of the people is the voice of God." Short form vox pop attested by 1964.