Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Popular opinion or sentiment.

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  • n. voice of the people.
  • n. Term for the public comment portion of public meetings.

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  • n. a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin vōx populī : vōx, voice + populī, genitive of populus, people.

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Latin vox populi ("voice of the people").

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  • Interesting!

    March 29, 2009

  • Invariably quoted out of context as if Alcuin stated this. What he wrote was: Nec audiendi sunt qui solent docere, 'Vox populi, vox Dei', cum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima est. "Nor are those who are wont to teach 'The voice of the people is the voice of God' to be listened to, for the tumult of the common people is always next to madness."

    March 29, 2009

  • As in "Vox populi, vox dei." IE "The voice of the people is the voice of God." Alcuin (735-804).

    March 29, 2009

  • The "voice of the people".

    October 4, 2008