Public consensus, as with respect to an issue or situation.(noun)
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Use "public opinion" in a sentence
"Since, however, it is to be presumed that public opinion is founded on fact, in civil matters it furnishes semi-perfect proof, when its existence is properly established."
"Anthony's attorney, Cheney Mason, blasted the media after the verdict for its coverage of the case, suggesting that such images were an attempt to define his client in the court of public opinion regardless of the evidence in the case."
"This involved a systematic, alllawmakers reassembled, around fourout campaign to enlist public opinion in the cause of the bank."