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    1. ri·ot
      IPA[ˈrīət]
    2. n. noun

    3. Variation

      • n.: noun: riot, plural noun: riots

    4. Phrase

      • noun

        a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd:

        an uproar:

      • behave in a violent and unrestrained way
      • a law passed by the British government in 1715 and repealed in 1967, designed to prevent civil disorder. The act made it a felony for an assembly of more than twelve people to refuse to disperse after being ordered to do so and having been read a specified section of the act by lawful authority.
      • see riot
      • n. noun

        protective clothing and equipment worn by police or prison officers in situations of crowd violence.
      • n. noun

        a member of a movement of young feminists associated with aggressive punk-style rock music.
      • n. noun

        a public outbreak of violence between two racial groups in a community.
      • noun

        a member of a movement of young feminists associated with aggressive punk-style rock music.
      • noun

        a public outbreak of violence due to racial antagonism.
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