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Ad captandum


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ad captandum A phrase used adjectively sometimes of meretricious attempts to catch or win popular favor.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., for catching


In literature:

Must he not be talking 'ad captandum' in all this?
"Theaetetus" by Plato
Yet am I, if I would live, forced to stoop 'ad vulgus captandum!
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
AD CAPTANDUM VULGUS (L.), to catch the rabble.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various