HyperDic: riot_act

English > 2 senses of the expression riot act / Riot Act:
NOUNcommunicationriot acta vigorous reprimand
communicationRiot Acta former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them
English > riot act: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA vigorous reprimand.
Example"I read him the riot act"
Broaderrebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimandAn act or expression of criticism and censure
Spanishleer la cartilla
English > Riot Act: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Part ofcriminal lawThe body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
Broaderlawlegal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
SpanishRiot Act
CatalanRiot Act

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