vox populi

[ voks-pop-yuh-lahy ]
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noun
  1. the voice of the people; popular opinion. Abbreviation: vox pop.

Origin of vox populi

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First recorded in 1540–50; from Latin vōx populī, equivalent to vōx “voice” + populī, genitive singular of populus people; see also voice

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How to use vox populi in a sentence

  • The theory of democracy—vox populi vox dei—is a pure superstition, a belief in a divine or natural sanction which does not exist.

    Outspoken Essays | William Ralph Inge

British Dictionary definitions for vox populi

vox populi

/ (ˈpɒpjʊˌlaɪ) /


noun
  1. the voice of the people; popular or public opinion

Origin of vox populi

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Latin

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