peace bond
peace bond see bond 1a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

peace bond
An amount the court requires someone to pay as a guarantee that he or she will not threaten or bother a particular person or otherwise commit a breach of the peace. If the protected party is bothered or injured, the bond amount is forfeited to the party or his or her survivors.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


peace bond
The posting of money in court, as required by a judge or magistrate, by a person who has threatened to commit a breach of the peace.

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


peace bond
The posting of money in court, as required by a judge or magistrate, by a person who has threatened to commit a breach of the peace.

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

peace bond
n.
   a bond required as part of a court order to guarantee that a person will stay away from another person he/she has threatened or bothered. The bond will be forfeit (given up) if the order is violated, but that is no consolation to a person injured, molested or murdered by the violator.
   See also: injunction, stay away order

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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