non·​ri·​ot·​er ˌnän-ˈrī-ə-tər How to pronounce nonrioter (audio)
plural nonrioters
: one who does not create or participate in a riot
… it is worth noticing here, against the background of all that has been heard about the effects of broken homes, that the rioters were no more likely than the nonrioters to have come from homes which lacked the presence of an adult male.Hadley Arkes
nonrioting adjective
Care was taken not to hit collateral targets and nonrioting and non-shooting bystanders … Benny Morris

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonrioter was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Nonrioter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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