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Dumbledore’s Army: The Dark Side of the Demob




Demob is the abbreviation for demobilization, which means "ceasing military operations or withdrawing troops" (Wikipedia).


The word demob may refer to Dumbledore's army never being part of a military interference, so it would mean a group of ineffective fighters. Also, the word may echo the concept of "the mob", which is "a large crowd of people, especially one that is disorderly and intent on causing trouble or violence" (Oxford English Dictionary).

Note the date on which the book is supposedly published - Harry's (and Jo's) birthday!

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