Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • For the purpose of catching, as in the phrase ad captandum vulgus, to catch the rabble: often applied adjectively to claptrap or meretricious attempts to catch popular favor or applause: as, ad captandum oratory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A phrase used adjectively sometimes of meretricious attempts to catch or win popular favor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Attempting to win popular favour, or to take in the public.

Etymologies

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Latin, for catching.

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