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peo·ple / ˈpēpəl/ • pl. n. 1. human beings in general or considered collectively: the earthquake killed 30,000 people. ∎  (the people) the citizens of a country, esp. when considered in relation to those who govern them: his economic reforms no longer have the support of the people. ∎  (the people) those without special rank or position in society; the populace: he is very much a man of the people. ∎  (one's people) a person's parents or relatives: my people live in West Virginia. ∎  (one's people) the supporters or employees of a person in a position of power or authority: I've had my people watching the house for some time now. ∎  (the People) the state prosecution in a trial: pretrial statements made by the People's witnesses. 2. (pl. peo·ples ) [treated as sing. or pl.] the men, women, and children of a particular nation, community, or ethnic group: the native peoples of Canada. • v. [tr.] (usu. be peopled) (of a particular group of people) inhabit (an area or place): an arid mountain region peopled by warring clans. ∎  fill or be present in (a place, environment, or domain): the street is peopled with ragamuffined hippies. ∎  fill (an area or place) with a particular group of inhabitants: it was his intention to people the town with English colonists. DERIVATIVES: peo·ple·hood / -ˌhoŏd/ n. (sense 2 of the noun ).

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people like people, like priest proverbial saying, late 16th century; with biblical allusion to Hosea 4:9, ‘And there shall be like people, like priest’.
People of the Book people adhering to a book of divine revelation; in particular, Jews and Christians as regarded by Muslims.

See also opium of the people, tribune of the people, the voice of the people.

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PEOPLE

The aggregate of the individuals who comprise a state or a nation.

In a more restricted sense, as generally used in constitutional law, the entire body of those citizens of a state or a nation who are invested with political power for political purposes (the qualified voters).

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people nation, race, persons coll., e.g. in relation to a place, person in authority, etc. XIII; the commonalty XIV. ME. p(o)eple, people — AN. poeple, people, OF. pople, (also mod.) peuple :— L. populus.
So vb. XV. — (O)F. peupler.

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People

human beings collectively, 1374.

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