Plebs

In ancient Rome, the plebs was the general body of free Roman citizens who were not patricians, as determined by the census. Shopkeepers, crafts people, and skilled or unskilled workers might be plebeian (n; plebeius). From the 4th century BC or earlier, some of the most prominent and wealthy Roman families, as identified by their gens name, were ...
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Plebs

(Latin) the large group of Roman citizens (as opposed to the patrician class); while the plebeians were restricted from participation in some offices (priesthoods, the senate, certain magistracies), they gradually acquired a larger say in the Roman government; in 287 BCE, the lex Hortensia gave the plebeian assembly the power to make their own bind...
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Plebs

• (n.) Hence, the common people; the populace; -- construed as a pl. • (n.) The commonalty of ancient Rome who were citizens without the usual political rights; the plebeians; -- distinguished from the patricians.
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Plebs

Plebs (plĕbz) noun [ Latin Confer Plebe .] 1. The commonalty of ancient Rome who were citizens without the usual political rights; the plebeians; - - distinguished from the patricians . 2. Hence, the common people; the populace; -- construed as a plural
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plebs

plebeians, plebs 1. People, the common people, the masses, the lower classes or orders. 2. All of those Roman citizens who were not patricians (upper classes) were plebeians. By the time of Gaius Marius, c. 110 B.C., there were very few politically unimportant posts which remained as strictly the province of the patricians. 3. One of the ordinary...
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plebs

plebs (plebz) or plebeians (plibē'unz) [Lat. plebs=people], general body of Roman citizens, as distinct from the patrician class. They lacked, at first, most of the patrician rights, but with the establishment of the tribune of the people in the 5th cent. B.C., they gradually achieved poli...
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