Meaning of “the populace” in the English Dictionary

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populacenoun [ U ]

us /ˈpɑp·jə·ləs/

the people who live in a particular country or place, or ordinary people:

It seemed as if the town’s entire populace had turned out for the parade.

(Definition of “populace” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)