Definition of ROUT


ROUT

crim. law. A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled
together with an intention to do a thing, which, if executed, would have made
them rioters, and actually making a motion towards the execution of their
purpose.


2. It generally agrees in all particulars with a riot, except only in
this, that it may be a complete offence without the execution of the intended
enterprise. Hawk. c. 65, s. 14; 1 Russ. on Cr. 253; 4 Bl. Com. 140; Vin. Abr.
Riots, &c., A 2 Com. Dig. Forcible Entry, D 9.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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