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law a meeting of three or more people with the intent of carrying out any unlawful purpose
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How to use unlawful assembly in a sentence
At the Winter Assizes 86 persons were tried for unlawful assembly, riot and conspiracy in connection with cattle-driving.Is Ulster Right?|Anonymous
Unlawful assembly, which is a criminal offence, is distinguished from the offence of riot.
Another declared the Parliament then sitting at Westminster an unlawful assembly, and commanded the members to disperse.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
There were penalties for whites and free Negroes alike for being in "unlawful assembly" with slaves.
The common law as to unlawful assembly extends to Ireland, subject to the special legislation referred to under the title Riot.