antiriot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ riot

Adjective[edit]

antiriot (not comparable)

  1. Serving to counteract rioting.
    • 1990, Brigitte Lebens Nacos, The Press, Presidents, and Crises
      Thus, the administration was not in favor of an antiriot bill before Congress that was designed to curb militant blacks suspected of encouraging riots.
    • 2001, Neil Websdale, Policing the poor
      ...who told him that things were spiraling out of control in Edgehill and that the police were conducting antiriot maneuvers there.