riot act

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a vigorous reprimand

a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them

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Merseyside Police Authority claimed just over pounds 2m for operational costs and pounds 828,227 for Riot Act claims.
Summary: PM "Anyone whose houses or businesses have been damaged can claim compensation under the riot act even if they are uninsured"
Val and Pollard read the riot act to a sheepish Amy.
The year nine pupils at Honley High School were some of the first to take part in re-enactments by theatre group The Riot Act.
The pair are understood to have been read the riot act by Pompey boss Paul Hart, who immediately sent them home after the incident.
I HAVE been reading the riot act to my daughter about the new report on the danger of sunbeds.
If there are difficulties we will read the riot act to them, but I am not aware of any draft riot acts sitting on my desk currently.
There was no point reading the riot act afterwards.
I SEE from The Journal (November 6) that Freddie Shepherd planned to read the Riot Act to Newcastle's players.
My boss, the CEO, read me the riot act about my "sneaky" behavior and my undermining of the potential sale.
SEATTLE -- SEATTLE, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Official bootlegs for Pearl Jam's 2003 Riot Act US tour go on sale online today, at the following URL addresses:
66 million under the Riot Act after their business was looted and torched
NET services to deliver recordings of their 2003 Riot Act World Tour concerts to mastering and replication facilities to create "bootleg" CDs that can be ordered online from www.
JAMES O'CONNOR admits winless Walsall deserved to be read the riot act by boss Dean Smith after he slammed their recent form as "unacceptable".
Stef Fontouris SPORT: Alan Pardew has read the riot act to Newcastle United following their hammering at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.