1. Full of residents or inhabitants; such as, a region; heavily populated.
2. Jammed or crowded with people.
3. Forming or comprising a large number or quantity: "Because of the epidemic, these tribes are not nearly so populous as they once were."
Motto of the State of Arkansas, USA.
2. The act of furnishing with a new population.
The initials SPQR, initials of or the abbreviation for Senatus Populusque Romanus, appeared on many ancient official standards (flags) and emblems and they still exist on manhole covers in modern Rome.
The edict issued by the emperor in ancient Rome applied both to the Senatus Populusque Romanus, or the senators and the citizens of the city of Rome.
During a visit to the city of Rome, a tourist noticed the mark, SPQR (Senates Populusque Romanus), on several municipal features including light posts and man hole covers.
It is often seen on Roman military standards (flags).
2. An identifiable fraction or subdivision of a population.
2. Having a population lower than is normal or desirable.
2. Not liked by, approved of, or acceptable to a person, a group of people, or the general public.
2. The quality of lacking general approval or acceptance.
2. Without people; uninhabited.
This doesn't mean that the voice of the people is wise or from God, but only that the voice of the people is irresistible and can't be ignored.
Public opinion: In was decided that a poll should be held to ask for the vox populi of the citizens regarding a freeway which was supposed to be built through the town.