mobocracy

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Etymology[edit]

mob + -o- +‎ -cracy.

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Noun[edit]

mobocracy (plural mobocracies)

  1. Rule or control by the mob (or by the mass of ordinary people); a mob as a politically powerful force.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2010, p. 270:
      That this ultrareactionary mobocracy was composed mainly of people with brown skins ought to have made no difference.

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