Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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 (Tuesday June 16)

  • 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 (Tuesday June 16)

  • 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 (Tuesday June 16)

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

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Tuesday June 16)

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

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Wednesday June 17)

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