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What is MOB

An assemblage of many people, acting in a violent and disorderly manner, defying the law, and committing, or threatening to commit, depredations upon property or violence to persons. Alexander v. State, 40 Tex. Cr. R. 395, 50 S. W. 710; Marshall v. Buffalo, 50 App. Div. 149, 64 N. Y. Supp. 411; Champaign County v. Church, 62 Ohio St. 318, 57 N. E. 50, 4S L. R. A. 738, 78 Am. St. Rep. 718. The word, in legal use, is practically synonymous with “riot,” but the latter is the more correct term.

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