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DEMAGOGUE (Gr. Srinaycayds, from aytiv, to lead, and the people), a leader of the popular as opposed to any other party. Being particularly used with an invidious sense of a mob leader or orator, one who for his own political ends panders to the passions and prejudices of the people, the word has come to mean an unprincipled agitator.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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