Definition of mobocracy in English:



  • [mass noun] Rule or domination by the masses.

    ‘the court will never permit mobocracy to overwhelm the law of the land’
    [count noun] ‘will mobocracies emerge to replace the old despots?’
    • ‘We have only the permission for that use and disposal, and then only so long as we dutifully serve the reigning mobocracy in the manner it deems desirable.’
    • ‘The government has failed, police has failed, intelligence has failed and mobocracy is ruling the roost.’
    • ‘The mobocracy rules the biggest nation in the name of democracy.’
    • ‘This is, after all, a democracy and not a mobocracy.’
    • ‘Sharp countered this, but others reacted by opposing the coming convention, saying it would promote mobocracy.’
    lawlessness, absence of government, nihilism, mobocracy, revolution, insurrection, riot, rebellion, mutiny, disorder, disorganization, misrule, chaos, tumult, turmoil, mayhem, pandemonium
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