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  1. Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections.
states - w:Francis Bacon
So the vote inclines. - w:John Milton
The commonly held in estimation are greatest at a distance. - w:John Henry Newman
  1. Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain.
Homilies are plain popular instructions. - w:Richard Hooker
  1. Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements.
The smallest figs, called figs, . . . are, of all others, the basest and of least account. - Holland?.
  1. Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration.
  2. (rare) Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace.
Such humanity is treason. - w:Joseph Addison
  1. (obsolete) Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease. - w:Samuel Johnson
Etymology: popularis, from populus people: compare French populaire. See people


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