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n. pl. mob·oc·ra·cies
1. Political control by a mob.
2. The mass of common people as the source of political control.

mob′o·crat (mŏb′ə-krăt′) n.
mob′o·crat′ic adj.


1. a person who advocates government by the mob.
2. a member of a mobocracy.
See also: Government
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