mobocrat


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mob·oc·ra·cy

 (mŏb-ŏk′rə-sē)
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.

mobocrat

1. a person who advocates government by the mob.
2. a member of a mobocracy.
See also: Government
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But what happens when that executive is not mentally fit to hold office?"; and on Leonte of The Winter's Tale, "When an autocratic, paranoid, narcissistic ruler sits down with a civil servant and asks for his loyalty, the state is in danger." With Cade, Greenblatt drops all coy pretensions, saying the mobocrat "promises to make England great again."
However, he said, the Western sides showed an indefensible performance as the mobocrat, greedy and boastful government of the US unilaterally pulled out of the JCPOA and other parties remained passive and stood idle.
Southern Methodists, to drive all traces of the MEC from the slave states, had evinced "the pure spirit of a mobocrat," by encouraging a rabble and then defending its appalling actions in their press and pulpit.