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Definition of Mob

Mob

  1. A mobcap.
  2. To wrap up in, or cover with, a cowl.
  3. The lower classes of a community; the populace, or the lowest part of it.
  4. A throng; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous assembly; a disorderly crowd.
  5. To crowd about, as a mob, and attack or annoy; as, to mob a house or a person.

Mob Quotations

The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.
Ida B. Wells

Rights are not a matter of numbers - and there can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
Ayn Rand

In countries with a properly functioning legal system, the mob continues to exist, but it is rarely called upon to mete out capital punishment. The right to take human life belongs to the state. Not so in societies where weak courts and poor law enforcement are combined with intractable structural injustices.
Teju Cole

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
Frederick the Great

Our country, if you read the 'Federalist Papers,' is about disagreement. It's about pitting faction against faction, divided government, checks and balances. The hero in American political tradition is the man who stands up to the mob - not the mob itself.
Jonah Goldberg
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Mob Translations

mob in Latin is vulgus
mob in Spanish is chusma
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