Definitions

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  • n. One who riots; part of the unruly violent crowd causing a riot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who riots; a reveler; a roisterer.
  • n. One who engages in a riot. See Riot, n., 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who riots.
  • n. A reveler; a roisterer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peace; someone who rises up against the constituted authority

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Examples

  • III. v.68 (338,2) a sworn rioter] A _sworn rioter_ is a man who practises riot, as if he had by an oath made it his duty.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

  • As soon as I and a few others arrived I clearly recall a rioter hurling abuse at us as well as missiles.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Just after finishing the note directly below, I received this email from reader Keivan -- one sign, at least, of people seeing through the "rioter" PR strategy:

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Wednesday June 17)

  • Just after finishing the note directly below, I received this email from reader Keivan -- one sign, at least, of people seeing through the "rioter" PR strategy: this is a video that show the aftermath of security forces breaking into a residential parking. the camera man keeps asking the women who did this, and she explains that it was the special security forces. he asks "so it wasn't the protesters?" she explains why would our kids break our cars? she says at least 3 or 4 times that it was the security force that broke in and smashed all the windows. this happened in saadat abad, which is north east of tehran, I grow up in that neighberhood!

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Wednesday June 17)

  • 9: 37 PM ET -- Connecting the dots: the government's "rioter" PR strategy.

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Wednesday June 17)

  • 9:37 PM ET -- Connecting the dots: the government's "rioter" PR strategy.

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Wednesday June 17)

  • Another had a foot injury after a rioter hurled a chunk of concrete at him.

    London riots: Police tell of their battles

  • If you've got a picture of a rioter, face insufficiently shrouded by hoodie, you can email it over.

    Tim Dowling's diary

  • Saw sumat strange on the gogle box to-day here in la la land, people in red capes helping the poor misguided hooligans from getting to spend time delousing in the cooler then it appears they then prepare reports of how uncivilized the man in blue has behaved in having to arrest the poor mis-guide rioter.

    G20 - The best press photos - April Fools Day « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • And there is absolutely no justification imaginable or conceivable that would excuse that officer who assaulted a peaceful man, from behind, with hands in pockets, walking home from work … not a rioter in any sense.

    Ooooh….. I didn’t know that! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

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