See also mob.
a mania for crowds. Also called ochlomania.
a fondness for crowds. —demophil, demophile. n.
an abnormal fear of crowds. Also called ochlophobia.
government by the mob; the mob as ruler or dominant force in society. —mobocrat, n. —mobocratic, adj.
an ancient military formation of serried ranks surrounded by shields; hence, any crowded mass of people or group united for a common purpose.
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