Definition of Plebeian

1. Noun. One of the common people.

Exact synonyms: Pleb
Group relationships: Common People, Folk, Folks
Generic synonyms: Common Man, Common Person, Commoner
Specialized synonyms: Anti-intellectual, Lowbrow, Philistine



2. Adjective. Of or associated with the great masses of people. "The unwashed masses"
Exact synonyms: Common, Unwashed, Vulgar
Similar to: Lowborn
Derivative terms: Commonality, Commonness, Pleb, Vulgarize

Definition of Plebeian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.

2. n. One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from patrician.

Definition of Plebeian

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as '''plebeian''' sports; ¹

3. Noun. One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from patrician. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) One of the common people, or lower rank of men. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plebeian

1. a commoner [n -S] - See also: commoner

Medical Definition of Plebeian

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people. 2. Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as, plebeian sports; a plebeian throng. Origin: L. Plebeius, from plebs, plebis, the common people: cf. F. Plebeien. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plebeian

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Literary usage of Plebeian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Coin Collector's Manual: Or, Guide to the Numismatic Student in the by Henry Noel Humphreys (1853)
"Maria (a plebeian family). S.—R.1 Some of the gold and silver pieces of this family are of the mint of Augustus, Borne of them were restored by Trajan. ..."

2. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"The plebeian tribunes of the "tribes" had now been put alongside the patrician ... The next step was to set the plebeian Assembly alongside the mixed ..."

3. A History of Rome: Amply Illustrated with Maps, Plans, and Engravings by Robert Fowler Leighton (1885)
"Wounded in her pride and humbled that she, the wife of a plebeian, ... Only the first article fell within the jurisdiction of the plebeian assembly of ..."

4. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"For the first time the idea plebeian was discussed that patricians and ... The plebeian decemvirs were the first chief magistrates of the republic, ..."

5. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"If the inability to have his will read in the comitia calata once deprived the plebeian of the testamentary privilege, it was removed by that provision of ..."

6. History of Federal Government in Greece and Italy by Edward Augustus Freeman, John Bagnell Bury (1893)
"The nature of the struggle between Patrician and plebeian. very closely to that of the dependent allies of Athens; but the Marsian or the Samnite had one ..."

7. Roman Antiquities by Alexander Adam, John Richardson Major (1835)
"No one could pass from a Patrician family to a plebeian, or from a plebeian to a Patrician, unless by that form of adoption, which could only be made at the ..."

8. The Coin Collector's Manual: Or, Guide to the Numismatic Student in the by Henry Noel Humphreys (1853)
"Maria (a plebeian family). S.—R.1 Some of the gold and silver pieces of this family are of the mint of Augustus, Borne of them were restored by Trajan. ..."

9. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"The plebeian tribunes of the "tribes" had now been put alongside the patrician ... The next step was to set the plebeian Assembly alongside the mixed ..."

10. A History of Rome: Amply Illustrated with Maps, Plans, and Engravings by Robert Fowler Leighton (1885)
"Wounded in her pride and humbled that she, the wife of a plebeian, ... Only the first article fell within the jurisdiction of the plebeian assembly of ..."

11. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"For the first time the idea plebeian was discussed that patricians and ... The plebeian decemvirs were the first chief magistrates of the republic, ..."

12. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"If the inability to have his will read in the comitia calata once deprived the plebeian of the testamentary privilege, it was removed by that provision of ..."

13. History of Federal Government in Greece and Italy by Edward Augustus Freeman, John Bagnell Bury (1893)
"The nature of the struggle between Patrician and plebeian. very closely to that of the dependent allies of Athens; but the Marsian or the Samnite had one ..."

14. Roman Antiquities by Alexander Adam, John Richardson Major (1835)
"No one could pass from a Patrician family to a plebeian, or from a plebeian to a Patrician, unless by that form of adoption, which could only be made at the ..."

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