vox populi: [voks-pop-yuh-lahy] (n) popular sentiment or opinion
in a sentence: Latin for “the voice of the people,” vox populi comes from the old saying “Vox populi, vox Dei,” meaning “The voice of the people is the voice of God.” In a Democratic society, that boils down to the people are always right.
populace: [pop-yuh-luhs] (n) 1. the common people or masses. 2. all the pepole that live in a place; population
in a sentence: Stephen loves McLaren sports cars and asks for one every Christmas (they’re a cool quarter mil, at least). But every year he receives a note taped to a Hot Rod promising a McLaren when one becomes affordable for the populace and not just the super rich.