nounEnglish 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
More example sentences
- 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.