Mob law
Mob Mob, n. [L. mobile vulgus, the movable common people. See {Mobile}, n.] 1. The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it. [1913 Webster]

A cluster of mob were making themselves merry with their betters. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: A throng; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly crowd. [1913 Webster]

The mob of gentlemen who wrote with ease. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob. --Madison. [1913 Webster]

Confused by brainless mobs. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Mob law}, law administered by the mob; lynch law.

{Swell mob}, well dressed thieves and swindlers, regarded collectively. [Slang] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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