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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. [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] 3. A criminal organization or organized criminal gangs, collectively; the Mafia; the syndicate; as, he was a lawyer for the mob. [PJC] Mob law, law administered by the mob; lynch law. Swell mob, well dressed thieves and swindlers, regarded collectively. [Slang] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]