disturbance of the peace
n.
Conduct that disrupts the quiet and order of a community by riotous behavior or loud noise.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


disturbance of the peace
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


disturbance of the peace
An offense constituting a malicious and willful intrusion upon the peace and quiet of a community or neighborhood.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


disturbance of the peace
An offense constituting a malicious and willful intrusion upon the peace and quiet of a community or neighborhood.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • disturbance of the peace — noun any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled • Syn: ↑disorderly conduct, ↑disorderly behavior, ↑breach of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • disturbance of the peace — A breach of peace. 12 Am J2d Breach P § 4. See breach of peace; riot …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • breach of the peace — noun any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled • Syn: ↑disorderly conduct, ↑disorderly behavior, ↑disturbance… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Breach of the peace — Peace Peace, n. [OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix, L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. also pangere to fasten. Cf. {Appease}, {Fair}, a., {Fay}, v., {Fang}, {Pacify}, {Pact}, {Pay} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Justice of the peace — Peace Peace, n. [OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix, L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. also pangere to fasten. Cf. {Appease}, {Fair}, a., {Fay}, v., {Fang}, {Pacify}, {Pact}, {Pay} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breach of the peace — 1: a disturbance of public peace or order insulting language causing a breach of the peace see also fighting words 2: the offense of causing a breach of the peace compare disorderly conduct …   Law dictionary

  • breach of the peace — breach′ of the peace′ n. law a violation of the public peace, as by a riot, disturbance, or fighting • Etymology: 1665–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • breach of the peace — n. Law conduct creating or tending to create a disturbance of the public peace …   English World dictionary

  • breach of the peace — ► breach of the peace chiefly Brit. the criminal offence of behaving in a violent or noisy way that causes a public disturbance. Main Entry: ↑breach …   English terms dictionary

  • breach of the peace — Law. a violation of the public peace, as by a riot, disturbance, etc. [1665 75] * * * …   Universalium

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