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Riot Act

the reading it to unruly crowds, sheriffs under George I could force them to disperse or be jailed. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 767]
See: Riot
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Last night, it was revealed the Home Office had agreed to cover 100% of the Riot Act claims from businesses and residents and 85% (pounds 1.
Addressing a recalled House of Commons, the Prime Minister said "anyone whose houses or businesses have been damaged can claim compensation under the riot act even if they are uninsured.
Co-founder of the Riot Act, Ellen Casey, said: "Too often the media hype surrounding knife crime can escalate the problem and according to research, young people often carry knives not to harm others but because of the false sense of protection it gives them.
The following is a list of cities and dates for Pearl Jam's 2003 Riot Act US tour.
NET services for their entire 2003 Riot Act World Tour which includes shows in North America, Japan and Australia.
Reading the Concerted Indiscipline Act lacks the gravitas of the Riot Act, doesn't it?
ADVERTISING watchdogs have read Virgin Media the riot act after a string of blunders.
Today it emerged the Home Office had agreed to cover 100% of the Riot Act claims from businesses and residents and 85% (pounds 1.
With his side deadlocked at 1-1 at the interval, irate Jones read the riot act to his players.
New producer Phil Collinson introduced a new "zero-tolerance" regime as he read the riot act last week after a string of incidents.
But only a month on, new company The Riot Act has risen from the ashes of CragRats to offer interactive training and workshops to youngsters and staff - and they are already rehearsing for its first job.
Merthyr manager Paul Sugrue read his side the riot act at the break and it seemed to have worked when Gary Shephard pulled one back nine minutes into the second half.