vulgus

vulgus

[vuhl-guhs]
noun, plural vulguses for 2.
1.
the common people; masses.
2.
an exercise in Latin formerly required of English public-school pupils.

Origin:
1680–90; < Latin

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ad captandum vulgus

[ahd kahp-tahn-doom wool-goos; English ad kap-tan-duhm vuhl-guhs]
Latin.
in order to please the mob.

Origin:
literally, for courting the crowd

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