Meaning of plebs

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.
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