What does ASSEMBLY, UNLAWFUL mean?

ASSEMBLY, UNLAWFUL meaning in Law Dictionary

In unlawful legislation. The assembling of three or even more persons collectively to do an unlawful act, who separate without really carrying it out, or making any movement towards it. 3 Inst. 176; 4 Bl. Comm. 146. It differs from a riot or rout, because in each of the second situations there's some act done form easy conference. See State v. Stalcup, 23 N. C. 30, 35 Am. Dec. 732; 9 Automobile. & P. 91, 431; 5 Automobile. & P. 154; 1 Bish. Crim. Law,