demos

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de·mos

 (dē′mŏs′)
n.
1. The common people; the populace.
2. The common people of an ancient Greek state.

[Greek dēmos, district, people; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]

demos

(ˈdiːmɒs)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the people of a nation regarded as a political unit
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare the common people; masses
[C19: from Greek: the populace; see deme]

de•mos

(ˈdi mɒs)

n.
1. the common people of an ancient Greek state.
2. the common people; populace.
[1770–80; < Greek dêmos district, people; compare demo-]

demos

A Greek word denoting common people who held citizenship and therefore had rights.