noun. ['ˈpɑːpjələs'] people in general considered as a whole.
1. Noun, singular or mass Much of this growth is because of an aging populace that will require more nursing care.
1. A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him. - Edna St. Vincent Millay