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Populares  n. pl.  The people or the people's party, in ancient Rome, as opposed to the optimates.

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... of the public land system, the Roman people had become divided into two great classes, which are variously designated as the Rich and the Poor, the Possessors and the Non- Possessors, the Optimates (the "Best"), and the Populares (the "People"). We hear nothing more of patricians and plebeians. As one expresses it, "Rome had become a commonwealth ...
— A General History for Colleges and High Schools • P. V. N. Myers

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