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mob rule

noun

control or government by a gang, often of violent criminals; also called ochlocracy

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  • The crying need of the times is a wholesome respect for law and order, and a righteous condemnation of mob rule everywhere.

  • That is, if men have the will to rebel, and if they despise the sentimentality of mob rule.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Disorder and mob rule, however, continued to prevail in Russia, while hunger and unemployment were daily increasing.

  • They would do away with property and give the world over to mob rule.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • He describes the mob rule in the Trojan government in which all are accomplices of Alexander and all are involved in misfortunes.

  • The forces 15 of lawlessness broke loose and mob rule prevailed.

    Modern Americans Chester Sanford
  • They were especially suspicious of Paris, and hostile to it as the home of fickleness, of irresponsibility, and of mob rule.

  • You are threatening this village with mob rule, a condition under which no community can exist and no business can be conducted.

    The Blue Dragon Kirk Munroe
  • Above most men, he had preached the gospel of sacred devotion to law and to the iniquity of mob rule.

    Lincoln, the Politician T. Aaron Levy
  • But, as I have been seeking to suggest, mob rule and official rule do not exhaust the possible alternatives.

    New Worlds For Old Herbert George Wells

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