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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

breach′ of the peace′(n.)

  1. a violation of the public peace, as by a riot, disturbance, or fighting.

    Category: Law

Origin of breach of the peace:

1665–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disorderly conduct, disorderly behavior, disturbance of the peace, 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

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  1. Breach of the peace

    Breach of the peace is a legal term used in constitutional law in English-speaking countries, and in a wider public order sense in the several jurisdictions of the United Kingdom.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

breach of the peace

a riot, disturbance or public fight

guilty of breach of the peace.

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