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Noun: riot act
  1. A vigorous reprimand
    "I read him the riot act"
Noun: Riot Act
  1. (law) a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them

Derived forms: riot acts

Type of: law, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

Part of: criminal law

Encyclopedia: Riot act

Riot Act