What does riot act mean?

Definitions for riot act

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. riot act(noun)

    a vigorous reprimand

    "I read him the riot act"

  2. Riot Act(noun)

    a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them


  1. Riot Act(ProperNoun)

    An English law that stated that if 12 or more people assembled unlawfully in a public place they must disperse when read a proclamation


  1. Riot Act

    The Riot Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain that authorised local authorities to declare any group of twelve or more people to be unlawfully assembled, and thus have to disperse or face punitive action. The Act, whose long title was "An Act for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies, and for the more speedy and effectual punishing the rioters", came into force on 1 August 1715. It was repealed for England and Wales by section 10 of, and Part III of Schedule 3 to, the Criminal Law Act 1967.

Anagrams for riot act »

  1. citator, ricotta

  2. Citator

  3. Ricotta


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of riot act in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of riot act in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kristen Myers:

    This has been one of the worst years, i ’m in the store every day, and I had several days were customers were coming in to give Kristen Myers and Dallas Buttars the riot act. Kristen Myers and Dallas Buttars also had people asking, ‘ Can you put that special stuff in my sandwich ? ’.

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