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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Definitions for vox populi

  1. the voice of the people; popular opinion.

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Citations for vox populi
Polls are certainly useful devices for plumbing the depths of the vox populi. James D. Williams, "Detroit News Poll Not Quite What It Seems," The Crisis, June–July 1992
Because of the recent silencing of most European democracies, in the choice of Willkie that night there was, even to many cynical or Democratic ears, an exciting, stirring sound, as of vox populi. , "From Life's Correspondents: Flanner on Willkie," Life, October 28, 1940
Origin of vox populi
Vox populi is of Latin origin, and is often found in the maxim vox populi, vox Dei meaning "the voice of the people is the voice of God." It entered English in the mid-1500s.