breach of the peace

Definition of breach of the peace

  1. :  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.

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 gap in by battering :  to make a breach (see 1breach 2b) in

    :  break, violate

    :  to leap out of water

peaceplay
  1. :  a state of tranquility or quiet: such 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


Law Dictionary

breach of the peace

  1. 1 :  a disturbance of public peace or order insulting language causing a breach of the peace — see also fighting words

  2. 2 :  the offense of causing a breach of the peace — compare disorderly conduct


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