Popular
Popular Pop"u*lar, a. [L. popularis, fr. populus people: cf. F. populaire. See {People}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections. ``Popular states.'' --Bacon. ``So the popular vote inclines.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The men commonly held in popular estimation are greatest at a distance. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]

2. Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain. [1913 Webster]

Homilies are plain popular instructions. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

3. Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements. [1913 Webster]

The smallest figs, called popular figs, . . . are, of all others, the basest and of least account. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

4. Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration. [1913 Webster]

5. Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Such popular humanity is treason. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

6. Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

{Popular action} (Law), an action in which any person may sue for penalty imposed by statute. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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