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Lord of Misrule

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who presided at traditional Christmas revelry in England during the 1400s and 1500s.

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  • noun in feudal Britain A mock officer, appointed by lot, to preside over the Feast of Fools in a great household at Christmas.

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  • noun a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration

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Examples

  • While the Lord of Misrule led the reveling, banishing the darkness, as wassails party away evil spirits, it's Malvolio who bears the burden for all those future aspirations by becoming a scapegoat and the embodiment of gloomy superstitious fears, that is up until the point where the ridicule and the jokes turn sour.

    In praise of … Twelfth Night | Editorial

  • The Lord of Misrule said he was looking forward to the holiday season, a time when some of "the greatest evil against humanity" is perpetrated: "Every time someone puts on a Christmas sweater, I give myself a high five."

    Andy Borowitz: Goldman's Massive Bonuses 'Totally Deserved,' Says Satan

  • WEDNESDAY | Horse-racing scams drive the restless narrative of Jaimy Gordon's new novel, Lord of Misrule.

    Book World This Week

  • He largely escapes censure for being the Lord of Misrule.

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  • WEDNESDAY | Horse-racing scams drive the restless narrative of Jaimy Gordon's new novel, Lord of Misrule.

    Book World This Week

  • The Lord of Misrule said he was looking forward to the holiday season, a time when some of "the greatest evil against humanity" is perpetrated: "Every time someone puts on a Christmas sweater, I give myself a high five."

    Andy Borowitz: Goldman's Massive Bonuses 'Totally Deserved,' Says Satan

  • The books in the series are: Glass Houses, The Dead Girls' Dance, Midnight Alley, Feast of Fools, and Lord of Misrule will be out this January.

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  • It seems that the inhabitants of the castle were at this time engaged in the favourite sport of enacting the Abbot of Unreason, a species of high jinks, in which a mimic prelate was elected, who, like the Lord of Misrule in England, turned all sort of lawful authority, and particularly the church ritual, into ridicule.

    The Abbot

  • Not to get all academic about it, but he's a descendant of the court jester, who spoke rude truth to power; he's a modern incarnation of the Lord of Misrule, and he's our collective id, acting out everything we're not allowed to say or do.

    Too Funny- Or Too Far?

  • George W-- The Lord of Misrule yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'George W-- The Lord of Misrule'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: But it is the role of our Lord of Misrule to embellish the truth until it becomes a lie, and tell lies until they appear as the truth, all in the name of ignoring the Constitution and consolidating power.

    George W-- The Lord of Misrule

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