unlawful assembly

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unlawful assembly
 
n
law a meeting of three or more people with the intent of carrying out any unlawful purpose

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unlawful assembly

gathering of persons for the purpose of committing either a crime involving force or a noncriminal act in a manner likely to terrify the public. The extent to which a government penalizes disorderly assemblies often reflects the political value that it places on the right of assembly

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