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RIOTOUSLY, pleadings. A technical word properly used in an indictment for a riot, and ex vi termini, implies violence. 2 Sess. Cas. 13; 2 Str. 834; 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 489.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"We still believe that the Riotous Assemblies Act is unconstitutional in its entirety.
Known for breaking many conventions of traditional theatre, Middle Child want audiences on stage to join the cast in performing some riotous karaoke.
The 15-year-old is charged with destroying a car by arson, possessing and throwing a petrol bomb at police and riotous behaviour within the vicinity of the city walls.
Denning returns reimagining eight new stories in this riotous mash-up starring Warlock Holmes (bungling detective), Violet Hunter (brave adventurer), Irene Adler (wicked adventuress) and John Watson (lovestruck).
When Philo's lady love, an aspiring Country singer, leaves town suddenly, he, Clyde, their pal Orville and his girl Echo set out to find her, and end up suffering a series of riotous escapades, chased all the way by hapless Hell's Angels and a couple of sore cops.
With moments verging on literary pastiche, the riotous journey of the perpetually unfortunate title character juggles religion and international politics as easily as pop culture and race, staging poems amid camera cues and a mounting sense of absurdity.
And that's what happened at the energetic and riotous performance of the hit musical at the Sunderland Empire theatre.
THIS IS SPINAL TAP ITV4 12.20AM Christopher Guest and Michael McKean score a perfect '11' in THIS IS SPINAL TAP ITV4 12.20AM Christopher Guest and Michael McKean score a perfect '11' in Rob Reiner's riotous hoax - the original 'rockumentary', if you will - detailing a comeback tour by full metal eejits.
Following unrest near the Springfield Road, a 28-year-old man was charged with riotous behaviour and attempted criminal damage and an 18-year-old with riot and assault on police.
Bands such as Van Halen, Motley Crue and Poison sported heavy makeup, flashy clothes and huge hair, and sang songs of sex, riotous parties, alcohol and drugs.
But when the band plays a song such as the riotous "Folk Music in the Nude,'' it's hard not to smile a bit.