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Ringleader

Ringleader Meaning & Definition
Ringleader Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ringleader?

[n] a person who leads (especially in illicit activities)

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See Also | firebrand | inciter | instigant | instigator | provoker

Ringleader In Webster's Dictionary

\Ring"lead`er\, n. 1. The leader of a circle of dancers; hence, the leader of a number of persons acting together; the leader of a herd of animals. A primacy of order, such an one as the ringleader hath in a dance. --Barrow. 2. Opprobriously, a leader of a body of men engaged in the violation of law or in an illegal enterprise, as rioters, mutineers, or the like. The ringleaders were apprehended, tried, fined, and imprisoned. --Macaulay.

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