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pŏpŭlārĭtas , ātis, f. popularis. *
I. (Acc. to popularis, II. A.) A being of the same country, fellow-citizenship: “popularitatis causa,Plaut. Poen. 5, 2, 81.—
II. (Acc. to popularis, II. B.) Popularity, but only subjectively, an effort to please the people, a courting of popular favor, popular bearing (post-Aug.): “ne quid popularitatis praetermitteret,Suet. Tit. 8; id. Calig. 15; id. Ner. 53: “quanto rarior apud Tiberium popularitas, tanto, etc.,Tac. A. 3, 69: “gratus popularitate,Stat. S. 2, 7, 69.—
III. Transf., the population, inhabitants (late Lat.), Tert. Anim. 30; id. adv. Marc. 1, 10.
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