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a breach of the peace

Definition of a breach of the peace

  1. :  loud or violent behavior in a public place <arrested for a breach of the peace>



Word by Word Definitions

breachplay
  1. :  infraction or violation of a law, obligation, tie, or standard

    :  a broken, ruptured, or torn condition or area

    :  a gap (as in a wall) made by battering

  1. :  to make a breach in

    :  break, violate

    :  to leap out of water

peaceplay
  1. :  a state of tranquillity or quiet: as

    :  freedom from civil disturbance

    :  a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom

  1. :  to be, become, or keep silent or quiet


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