Definition of a breach of the peace
(Entry 1 of 2)
: loud or violent behavior in a public place arrested for a breach of the peace
breach of the peacenoun phrase (2)
Definition of breach of the peace (Entry 2 of 2)
: a charge of making a lot of noise or behaving violently in public : disorderly conduct He was fined for committing a breach of the peace.
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