All of the people who live in a town are an example of the populace.
- the common people; the masses
- population (sense )
Origin of populaceFrench ; from Italian popolaccio, mob, rabble ; from popolo ; from Classical Latin populus, people
- The general public; the masses.
- A population.
Origin of populaceFrench, from Italian popolaccio, rabble, from popolo, the people, from Latin populus; see popular.
(countable and uncountable, plural populaces)
- Do not confuse populace (a noun) with populous (an adjective).
From Middle French populace, from Italian popolaccio.