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plebs

 (plĕbz)
n. pl. ple·bes (plē′bēz)
1. The common people of ancient Rome: the plebs and the patricians.
2. The common people; the populace.

[Latin plēbs; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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plebs

(plɛbz)
n
1. (functioning as plural) the common people; the masses
2. (Historical Terms) (functioning as singular or plural) common people of ancient Rome. Compare patrician
[C17: from Latin: the common people of ancient Rome]
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plebs

(plɛbz)

n.pl.
1. the general body of citizens in ancient Rome; the common people. Compare patrician (def. 3).
2. the common people; the general populace.
[1640–50; < Latin plēbs, plēbēs]
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Plebs

 plebeians; the common people; the mob, 1647.
Example: plebs of the Ancient Forum, 1835.
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Translations

plebs

[plɛbz] npl (pej) → plebe fsg
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