vulgus

[ vuhl-guh s ]
/ ˈvʌl gəs /

noun, plural vul·gus·es for 2.

the common people; masses.
an exercise in Latin formerly required of English public-school pupils.

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Origin of vulgus

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1680–90

Definition for vulgus (2 of 2)

ad captandum vulgus
[ ahd kahp-tahn-doo m woo l-goo s; English ad kap-tan-duh m vuhl-guh s ]
/ ɑd kɑpˈtɑn dʊm ˈwʊl gʊs; English æd kæpˈtæn dəm ˈvʌl gəs /

Latin.

in order to please the mob.

Origin of ad captandum vulgus

literally, for courting the crowd
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