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as·bo

 (ăz′bō)
n. pl. as·bos
1. Chiefly British A court order barring a person who has engaged in certain harassing, menacing, endangering, or violent behaviors from persisting in those behaviors.
2. Chiefly British Slang
a. A person who has been issued one of these orders.
b. A person who is rude, unruly, or disruptive.

[A(nti-)S(ocial) B(ehaviour) O(rder).]

ASBO

(ˈæzˌbəʊ)
n acronym for
1. (Law) anti-social behaviour order: a civil order made against a persistently anti-social individual which restricts his or her activities or movements, a breach of which results in criminal charges
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) anti-social behaviour order: a civil order made against a persistently anti-social individual which restricts his or her activities or movements, a breach of which results in criminal charges
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On appeal Mr West submitted that the primary judge had railroaded the ASBO through and had not heard argument about it.
The Home Office report questioned the value of the Asbo, as 57.
The present UK Government is set upon abolishing the ASBO and replacing it with a criminal behaviour order.
Of the 22,974 Asbos issued between June 1 2000 and December 31 2012, 58 per cent, or 13,295, have been breached once, the Home Office said.
But if an incident was caused by drunkenness resulting in abusive or aggressive behaviour, then they will get an Asbo.
Much to the horror of those who got really affected by Mr Asbo at that time, the bird had a son, later nicknamed Asboy, on account of its behaviour, which is completely in tune with that of his father.
The court heard Gant, who was jailed last year for repeated Asbo breaches, went back inside his house and began singing loudly.
But for many, particularly on troubled estates, the Asbo was a sign that the then New Labour Government was prepared to take the offensive against teenage yobs and unruly neighbours.
People in Newcastle know what an Asbo is and there are people in Newcastle who have actively changed their behaviour because of the risk of sanctions an Asbo can impose.
The Association of Chief Police Officers has warned the Home Office in a consultation exercise that ASBOs are "important", "commonly-used" and should not be scrapped.
Khan, Julien, Crossley and Jones were given two-year Asbos.
She was sentenced to four months' jail for harassment and breaching an Asbo in 2007.