pop·u·lar adj1: of or relating to the general public2 a: of, relating to, or by the people (as of a nation or state) as a whole as distinguished from a specific class or groupb: based on or alleged to be based on the will of the people
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
accepted, accredited, admired, asked for, attractive, beloved, celebrated, conventional, coveted, current, customary, demanded, desirable, desired, doted on, enjoyed, esteemed, estimable, fair-haired, famous, fashionable, favored, favorite, highly thought of, in demand, in favor, in high esteem, in high favor, in vogue, liked, loved, noted, orthodox, palatable, pet, pleasing, praised, preferred, prevailing, prevalent, received, requested, respected, sought after, stamped with approval, standard, stylish, venerable, wanted, well-liked, well-received, well thought of, winning
associated concepts: popular election, popular name, popular name for a statute, popular sense
common (customary), common (shared), competitive (open), current, customary, familiar (customary), famous, general, household (familiar), illustrious, meritorious, ordinary, prescriptive, prevailing (current), prevalent, proverbial, public (known), regular (conventional), renowned, rife, routine, sapid, select, typical, usual
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006