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plebs



Pronunciation: (plebz), [key]
n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. (in ancient Rome) the common people, as contrasted with the patricians and later with the senatorial nobility or the equestrian order.
2. the common people; the populace.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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