mobocracy

[ mob-ok-ruh-see ]
/ mɒbˈɒk rə si /

noun, plural mob·oc·ra·cies.

political control by a mob.
the mob as a ruling class.

Origin of mobocracy

First recorded in 1745–55; mob1 + -o- + -cracy
Related formsmob·o·crat [mob-uh-krat] /ˈmɒb əˌkræt/, nounmob·o·crat·ic, mob·o·crat·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mobocracy

mobocracy

/ (mɒˈbɒkrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

rule or domination by a mob
the mob that rules
Derived Formsmobocrat (ˈmɒbəˌkræt), nounmobocratic or mobocratical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for mobocracy

mobocracy


n.

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

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