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1. To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess. Now he exact of all, wastes in delight, riots in pleasure, and neglects the law. (Daniel) No pulse that riots, and no blood that glows. (pope)

2. To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot.

Origin: OF. Rioter; cf. OD. Ravotten.