CIVIL

Hoi polloi

A Greek word οἱ πολλοί means many or multiple or have a sense of so many .

Example :

  • The exact terms of the permission not being germane to these generalised petitions, cannot be gone into when the limited question is, as to the good faith of the whole affair. An amusement park, whatever the views of the elite, is a necessary adjunct of city life for the hoi polloi. In the instant case there may be some excesses. That however could be the subject of a separate action. [ BOMBAY ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GROUP AND ANOTHER  Vs. STATE OF MAHARASHTRA AND OTHERS -(1989) 3 BCR 295 : (1989) 91 BomLR 705 : (1990) 1 MhLJ 139]
  • In reply to this argument the Additional Advocate-General submitted that the petitioners catered to the luxurious and affluent customers and it was, therefore, a reasonable basis for classification whereas the bakerywallas catered to the general masses, i.e., the hoi polloi. We are not inclined to agree with this argument because there are no reliable materials before us to show as to what is the nature of customers of the halwais and bakerywallas, nor is there any report on which a probe can be made in the matter to show what is the exact position in this regard.[

    GLACIER COLD STORAGE AND ICE MILLS AND OTHERS Vs. ASSESSING AUTHORITY, SALES TAX AND ANOTHER – (2010) 7 JKJ 257 : (1974) 34 STC 426

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