a breach of the peace

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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 peace

noun 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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“A breach of the peace.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breach%20of%20peace. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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