Riot Ri"ot, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rioted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rioting}.] [OF. rioter; cf. OD. ravotten.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Now he exact of all, wastes in delight, Riots in pleasure, and neglects the law. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

No pulse that riots, and no blood that glows. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See {Riot}, n., 3. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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