Definition of Plebs

1. n. The commonalty of ancient Rome who were citizens without the usual political rights; the plebeians; - - distinguished from the patricians.



Definition of Plebs

1. Noun. (plural of pleb) ¹

2. Noun. The common people, as a whole, or as a group. ¹

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Definition of Plebs

1. pleb [n] - See also: pleb

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plebs

plebes
plebian
plebians
plebicolist
plebicolists
plebification
plebifications
plebified
plebifies
plebify
plebiscitary
plebiscite
plebiscites
plebiscitum
plebiscitums
plebs (current term)
plebvision
plec-tognathous
pleck
pleckstrin
pleco
pleconaril
plecopteran
plecopterans
plecos
plectasin
plectics
plectile
plectin
plectognath

Literary usage of Plebs

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1. Roman Public Life by Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge (1901)
"This view was of importance, because it recognised the capital jurisdiction of the plebs in all cases where their magistrates had been injured; and, ..."

2. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"The only disturbance to this unity is found in the fact that the patricians were always excluded from the concilium of the plebs." 1 For that reason the ..."

3. The Institutes of Justinian by John Thomas Abdy, Bryan Walker (1876)
"A plebiscitum is what the plebs establishes on the proposition of a plebeian ... The plebs differs from the populus as a species differs from a genus : for ..."

4. Primitive Catholicism by Pierre Batiffol (1911)
"1: " Clerus et plebs, fraternitas omnis ". ... The terms ordo and plebs belong to the language of Tertullian " Monog. ..."

5. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"The First Secession of the plebs.i — In ten chapters Livy gives a graphic story of ... The plebs, driven to despair by the cruelty of patrician creditors, ..."

6. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"But only eight years later, in 376 BC, a movement began, which not merely took up his projects for improving the material condition of the plebs, but aimed ..."

7. Roman Public Life by Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge (1901)
"This view was of importance, because it recognised the capital jurisdiction of the plebs in all cases where their magistrates had been injured; and, ..."

8. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"The only disturbance to this unity is found in the fact that the patricians were always excluded from the concilium of the plebs." 1 For that reason the ..."

9. The Institutes of Justinian by John Thomas Abdy, Bryan Walker (1876)
"A plebiscitum is what the plebs establishes on the proposition of a plebeian ... The plebs differs from the populus as a species differs from a genus : for ..."

10. Primitive Catholicism by Pierre Batiffol (1911)
"1: " Clerus et plebs, fraternitas omnis ". ... The terms ordo and plebs belong to the language of Tertullian " Monog. ..."

11. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"The First Secession of the plebs.i — In ten chapters Livy gives a graphic story of ... The plebs, driven to despair by the cruelty of patrician creditors, ..."

12. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"But only eight years later, in 376 BC, a movement began, which not merely took up his projects for improving the material condition of the plebs, but aimed ..."

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