vox populi

[voks pop-yuh-lahy]

noun

the voice of the people; popular opinion.Abbreviationvox pop.

Nearby words

  1. vox angelica,
  2. vox barbara,
  3. vox et praeterea nihil,
  4. vox humana,
  5. vox pop,
  6. vox populi, vox dei,
  7. voxel,
  8. voyage,
  9. voyage charter,
  10. voyager

Origin of vox populi

From the Latin word vōx populī

vox populi, vox Dei

[wohks poh-poo-lee wohks de-ee; English voks pop-yuh-lahy voks dee-ahy, dey-ee]

Latin.

the voice of the people (is) the voice of God.
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British Dictionary definitions for vox populi

vox populi

noun

the voice of the people; popular or public opinion

Word Origin for vox populi

Latin

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Word Origin and History for vox populi

vox populi

n.

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.

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