breach of the peace
Definition of breach of the peace
: 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
: 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
: to make a gap in by battering : to make a breach (see 1breach 2b) in
: break, violate
: to leap out of water
: 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
: to be, become, or keep silent or quiet
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