Lord of Misrule

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Lord of Misrule

n. pl. Lords of Misrule
One who presided at traditional Christmas revelry in England during the 1400s and 1500s.
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Lord of Misrule

n
(Historical Terms) (formerly, in England) a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
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Lord′ of Misrule′


n.
(in England) a person formerly chosen to direct the Christmas revels and sports.
[1490–1500]
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Noun1.Lord of Misrule - a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
emcee, master of ceremonies, host - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
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