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Meaning of RIOT ACT

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them
  2. [n]  a vigorous reprimand; "I read him the riot act"
 
 See Also: criminal law, law, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

 

 

 

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