What does the word populace mean?

Usage examples for populace

  1. He is of opinion that, in twenty- four hours, the populace will be in possession of Paris. – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  2. Imagine the horror of the superstitious populace! – Terribly Intimate Portraits by Noël Coward
  3. The Parisian populace ought to have been put down, as Guizot wished. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot