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 for Mob law
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              A cluster of mob were making themselves merry with
              their betters.                        --Addison.
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     2. Hence: A throng; a rabble; esp., an unlawful or riotous
        assembly; a disorderly crowd.
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              The mob of gentlemen who wrote with ease. --Pope.
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              Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every
              Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.
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              Confused by brainless mobs.           --Tennyson.
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     3. A criminal organization or organized criminal gangs,
        collectively; the Mafia; the syndicate; as, he was a
        lawyer for the mob.
     Mob law, law administered by the mob; lynch law.
     Swell mob, well dressed thieves and swindlers, regarded
        collectively. [Slang] --Dickens.
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