Misrule, Lord of

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Misrule, Lord of traditionally a man presiding over games and other revelry over the Christmas season, especially in a wealthy household, at the Inns of Court, at Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, and at civic entertainments. Also called Abbot of Misrule, Master of Misrule.

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