lord of mis-rule

Lord of Misrule

noun
(in England) a person formerly chosen to direct the Christmas revels and sports.

Origin:
1490–1500

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Lord of Misrule
 
n
(formerly, in England) a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration

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