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unlawful assembly

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Definition of unlawful assembly in English:

noun

English Law , historical
A meeting of three or more people likely to cause a breach of the peace or to endanger the public: he hoped to demonstrate that what he had been involved in was not an unlawful assembly within the definition [mass noun]: he was imprisoned for six weeks for unlawful assembly and riot
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  • Actual breaches of the peace include riotous and unlawful assemblies, riots, affrays, forcible entry and detainer, etc…
  • Despite the lack of defense, the tribunal condemned the accused to death for culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and breach of the peace.
  • On July 30, 16 workers were convicted of unlawful assembly and endangering the public peace over incidents during industrial action on June 15, 2001.

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