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 for Unlawful assembly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unlawful \Un*law"ful\, a.
     Not lawful; contrary to law. -- Un*law"ful*ly, adv. --
     Un*law"ful*ness, n.
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     Unlawful assembly. (Law) See under Assembly.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Assembly \As*sem"bly\, n.; pl. Assemblies. [F. assembl['e]e,
     fr. assembler. See Assemble.]
     1. A company of persons collected together in one place, and
        usually for some common purpose, esp. for deliberation and
        legislation, for worship, or for social entertainment.
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     2. A collection of inanimate objects. [Obs.] --Howell.
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     3. (Mil.) A beat of the drum or sound of the bugle as a
        signal to troops to assemble.
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     Note: In some of the United States, the legislature, or the
           popular branch of it, is called the Assembly, or the
           General Assembly. In the Presbyterian Church, the
           General Assembly is the highest ecclesiastical
           tribunal, composed of ministers and ruling elders
           delegated from each presbytery; as, the General
           Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United
           States, or of Scotland.
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     Assembly room, a room in which persons assemble, especially
        for dancing.
  
     Unlawful assembly (Law), a meeting of three or more persons
        on a common plan, in such a way as to cause a reasonable
        apprehension that they will disturb the peace
        tumultuously.
  
     Westminster Assembly, a convocation, consisting chiefly of
        divines, which, by act of Parliament, assembled July 1,
        1643, and remained in session some years. It framed the
        "Confession of Faith," the "Larger Catechism," and the
        "Shorter Catechism," which are still received as authority
        by Presbyterians, and are substantially accepted by
        Congregationalists.
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     Syn: See Assemblage.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY, crim. law. A disturbance of the public peace by three or 
  more persons who meet together with an intent mutually to assist each other 
  in the execution of some unlawful enterprise of a private nature, with force 
  and violence; if they move forward towards its execution, it is then a rout 
  (q.v.) and if they actually execute their design, it amounts to a riot. 
  (q.v.) 4 Bl. Com. 140; 1 Russ. on Cr. 254; Hawk. c. 65, s. 9; Com. Dig. 
  Forcible Entry, D 10; Vin. Abr. Riots, &c., A. 
  
  

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