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  • n. Manipulation of a mob by use of inflammatory rhetoric, casting opprobrium, and by appeal to the lowest common denominator generally; extreme and wholly unscrupulous demagogy; the practice of an ochlagogue.


Ochl- ("mob-") (from Ancient Greek ὄχλος (okhlos, "mob")) + -agogy ("-leading, -leadership"), on the pattern of demagogy. (Wiktionary)


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