mob·​oc·​ra·​cy | \ mä-ˈbä-krə-sē How to pronounce mobocracy (audio) \

Definition of mobocracy

1 : rule by the mob
2 : the mob as a ruling class

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Other Words from mobocracy

mobocratic \ ˌmä-​bə-​ˈkra-​tik How to pronounce mobocracy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mobocracy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Trump and his supporters have painted the statue-topplers as a mobocracy that must be reined in. Annie Gowen, Washington Post, "As statues of Founding Fathers topple, debate rages over where protesters should draw the line," 7 July 2020

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First Known Use of mobocracy

1754, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mobocracy was in 1754

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“Mobocracy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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