Unlawful assembly

Unlawful assembly
Unlawful Un*law"ful, a. Not lawful; contrary to law. -- {Un*law"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Un*law"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Unlawful assembly}. (Law) See under {Assembly}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • unlawful assembly — n: the offense of assembling with a certain minimum number of others for the purpose of engaging in a riot or other unlawful conduct that threatens public safety, peace, or order; also: a group so assembled Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …   Law dictionary

  • Unlawful assembly — Assembly As*sem bly, n.; pl. {Assemblies}. [F. assembl[ e]e, fr. assembler. See {Assemble}.] 1. A company of persons collected together in one place, and usually for some common purpose, esp. for deliberation and legislation, for worship, or for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unlawful assembly — is a legal term to describe a group of people with the mutual intent of deliberate disturbance of the peace. If the group are about to start the act of disturbance, it is termed a rout; if the disturbance is commenced, it is then termed a riot …   Wikipedia

  • unlawful assembly — ▪ law       gathering of persons for the purpose of committing either a crime involving force or a noncriminal act in a manner likely to terrify the public. The extent to which a government penalizes disorderly assemblies often reflects the… …   Universalium

  • unlawful assembly — noun : a meeting of three or more persons in pursuance of a common plan and in such a way as to cause a reasonable apprehension that they will disturb the peace tumultuously * * * unlawful assembly, Law. the meeting of three or more persons to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • unlawful assembly — A gathering of persons, usually three or more, with a common intent, formed before or at any time during the meeting, to attain a purpose, lawful or unlawful, which will interfere with the rights of others, by committing disorderly acts in such a …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • unlawful assembly — gathering of people without a license for a demonstration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unlawful assembly — /ʌnˌlɔfəl əˈsɛmbli/ (say un.lawfuhl uh semblee) noun a meeting of three or more persons with intent to commit a crime or breach of the peace …   Australian English dictionary

  • assembly — as·sem·bly n pl blies 1 a: a company of persons collected together in one place usu. for some common purpose b cap: a legislative body esp. that makes up the lower house of a legislature see also general assembly …   Law dictionary

  • unlawful — un·law·ful adj 1: not lawful: not authorized or justified by law 2: acting contrary to or in defiance of the law an unlawful possessor un·law·ful·ly adv un·law·ful·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

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