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mobocracy

[mob-ok-ruh-see] /mɒbˈɒk rə si/
noun, plural mobocracies.
1.
political control by a mob.
2.
the mob as a ruling class.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; mob + -o- + -cracy
Related forms
mobocrat
[mob-uh-krat] /ˈmɒb əˌkræt/ (Show IPA),
noun
mobocratic, mobocratical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mobocrat

mobocracy

/mɒˈbɒkrəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
rule or domination by a mob
2.
the mob that rules
Derived Forms
mobocrat (ˈmɒbəˌkræt) noun
mobocratic, mobocratical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for mobocrat

mobocracy

n.

"mob rule," 1754, a hybrid from mob (n.) + -cracy. Related: Mobocrat; mobocratic.

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