See also 275. 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.