disorderly conduct


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disorderly conduct

n. Law
An offense involving disturbance of the public peace and decency.

disorderly conduct

n
(Law) law any of various minor offences tending to cause a disturbance of the peace

disor′derly con′duct


n.
any of various petty misdemeanors, as breaches of the peace or offensive conduct in public.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disorderly conduct - 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
References in classic literature ?
If opposition to the national government should arise from the disorderly conduct of refractory or seditious individuals, it could be overcome by the same means which are daily employed against the same evil under the State governments.
Then he remembered how he had spent a night in the lockup for disorderly conduct in the street.
Creakle, who was prowling about the passage, and handsomely flogged for disorderly conduct in the bedroom.
All these old soldiers commit excesses which were tolerated in the time of the emperor, but which are not suffered now, for the people here do not like soldiers of such disorderly conduct.
Six males in total were arrested in connection with the incidents and Shane Barras, 18, of Saint John's Road, Newcastle, has been charged with criminal damage, disorderly conduct and two counts of causing a public nuisance.
American Diamond - who played Screech in the popular 1990s high school sitcom - was convicted earlier this month of two charges of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
Diamond, 38, who found fame playing nerdy Screech in the 90s US TV sitcom, was convicted last month of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
The 38-year-old pleaded not guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
He was charged with resisting arrest, possession of firearm/ammunition without a license, carrying a firearm without a license, a second offense of carrying a firearm without a license, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, operating after license is suspended or revoked, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.
Rayce Kossow is charged with third-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal trespass, interfering with a police officer, disorderly conduct and minor in possession of liquor.
American stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham has announced he will bring his brand new Disorderly Conduct tour to UK soil next year.
TRAIN managers are set to strike today after one of their colleagues was sacked by First Great Western after a probe into off-duty drunken and disorderly conduct.