riot act

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An English law that stated that if 12 or more people assembled unlawfully in a public place they must disperse when read a proclamation
{i} law passed in England in 1715 forbidding the raucous gathering of a group of 12 or more people
{i} harsh scolding, strong rebuke
a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them a vigorous reprimand; "I read him the riot act
read somebody the riot act
To scold or berate somebody; to reprimand

She really read him the riot act about his smoking habit.

read someone the riot act
give someone a strict scolding, reprimand strongly
read the riot act
give someone a strict scolding, reprimand strongly
read the riot act to
{f} give someone a strict scolding, reprimand strongly
riot act

    Расстановка переносов

    ri·ot act

    Турецкое произношение

    rayıt äkt

    Произношение

    /ˈrīət ˈakt/ /ˈraɪət ˈækt/

    Этимология

    () Properly An act for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies, and for the more speedy and effectual punishing the rioters — 1715

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