Family Word Snacks: Vox Populi & Populace



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.

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-Elle C.

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

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