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PLEBE'IAN, adjective [Latin plebeius, from plebs, the common people.]

1. Pertaining to the common people; vulgar; as plebeian minds; plebeian sports.

2. Consisting of common people; as a plebeian throng.

PLEBE'IAN, noun One of the common people or lower ranks of men. [Usually applied to the common people of ancient Rome.]