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rioting (n.)

1590s, "dissoluteness," a sense now obsolete; verbal noun from riot (v.). Meaning "continuous public disturbance" is from 1832. Earlier was riotry "unruly behavior" (mid-14c.).

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Definitions of rioting from WordNet

rioting (n.)
a state of disorder involving group violence;
Synonyms: riot
From wordnet.princeton.edu