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Definition of riot:

  1. Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
  2. The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
  3. To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.
  4. To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
  5. To spend or pass in riot.
  6. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.


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