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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses [syn: mobocracy, ochlocracy]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1754 1. rule by the mob 2. the mob as a ruling class mobocrat noun mobocratic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) colloq. 1 rule by a mob. 2 a ruling mob.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mobocracy Mob*oc"ra*cy, n. [Mob rabble + -cracy, as in democracy.] A condition in which the lower classes of a nation control public affairs without respect to law, precedents, or vested rights. It is good name that Dr. Stevens has given to our present situation (for one can not call it a government), a mobocracy. --Walpole.



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