mob rule

mob rule
mob law, lynch law, kangaroo court, Reign of Terror
COLLOQ. mobocracy

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mob rule UK US noun [uncountable]
a situation in which a crowd of people control a place illegally
Thesaurus: miscellaneous crimeshyponym general words for crimessynonym

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mob rule,
rule or political control by a mob: »

The President pointed out... [that] “mob rule cannot be allowed to override the decisions of the courts” (Wall Street Journal).

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n. control of a political situation by those outside the conventional or lawful realm, typically involving violence and intimidation

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Mob rule — may refer to: Ochlocracy, a government by mob or a mass of people Mafia or otherwise criminal control of people and groups See also Mob Rules This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • mob rule — index anarchy, lynch law Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mob rule — noun uncount a situation in which a crowd of people control a place illegally …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mob rule — Ochlocracy Och*loc ra*cy, n. [Gr. ?; o chlos the populace, multitude + kratei^n to be strong, to rule, kra tos strength: cf. F. ochlocratie.] A form of government by the multitude; a mobocracy; {mob rule}. Hare. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mob rule — Synonyms and related words: absolute monarchy, anarchism, anarcho syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, aristocracy, autarchy, autocracy, autonomy, chaos, coalition government, colonialism, commonwealth, confusion, constitutional government,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mob rule — noun political control imposed and enforced by a mob …   English new terms dictionary

  • mob rule — /mɒb ˈrul/ (say mob roohl) noun the putting into effect of the will of an unruly gathering of people who have overthrown the established law and governance …  

  • mob rule — n mobocracy, ochlocracy, vigilante rule, vigilantism, lynch law, Ku Kluxism, Ku Kluxery, taking the law into one s own hands; terrorism, Reign of Terror, violence, brute force; lawlessness, riot, turmoil, tumult, chaos, pandemonium, mayhem,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mob rule — noun Government by violent gangs, or by the masses. Syn: ochlocracy …   Wiktionary

  • mob rule — unorganized mass of people, disorderly crowd of people …   English contemporary dictionary

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