disorderly behavior

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Noun1.disorderly behavior - any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
infraction, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, violation, infringement - a crime less serious than a felony
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Each house may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.
Data on regulation violations, fare evasions, ejections/exclusions, and other lesser categories can be used to measure disorderly behavior on the system.
Whatever the legal tools used, it is clear that by closely monitoring the disorderly behavior of potential offenders, the police can play a crucial role in controlling crime rates in a transit system.