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Ple*be"ian (?), a. [L. plebeius, from plebs, plebis, the common people: cf. F. pl'eb'eien.]

1.

Of or pertaining to the Roman plebs, or common people.

2.

Of or pertaining to the common people; vulgar; common; as, plebeian sports; a plebeian throng.

 

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Ple*be"ian, n.

1.

One of the plebs, or common people of ancient Rome, in distinction from patrician.

2.

One of the common people, or lower rank of men.

 

© Webster 1913.