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- n. A theory proposed by Max Weber which argues that rationalization and rules trap humans in a figurative "cage" of thought.
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- n. a cage from which there is no escape
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Legendre's iron cage and simple hanging will, doubtless, be rejected, as too slow and formal.
Since hoboes constitute the principal division of the minor offenders, the aforesaid iron cage is called the "Hobo."