disturbance of the peace


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Noun1.disturbance of the peace - 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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The selectmen, by advice of the lawyer, spoke of prosecuting him for a misdemeanor, in circulating unfounded reports, to the great disturbance of the peace of the Commonwealth.
Robert Humphreys, defending Lukaku, entered a no contest plea to the charge of a disturbance of the peace in Los Angeles and paid 450 dollars (PS336) to reimburse police, plus a further 515 dollars (PS384) in fines, fees and penalties.
The members of the Security Council recalled the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on host Governments, including under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to take all appropriate steps to protect diplomatic and consular premises against any intrusion or damage, and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity, and to prevent any attack on diplomatic premises, agents and consular officers.
A local rock band named Plastic People of the Universe, performing in English, was arrested in the late 1970s for "organized disturbance of the peace.
The court in Western Cairo heard he was being listed as "wanted" for murder, disturbance of the peace and damaging state property.
In a statement , the members of the Security Council recalled the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on host governments to take all appropriate steps to protect diplomatic and consular premises against any intrusion or damage, and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity.
The council members recalled the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on host governments to take all appropriate steps to protect these facilities against any intrusion or damage, and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of these missions or impairment of their dignity, the statement said.
Police told Haaretz that the two minors were caught throwing stones at a bus and were "immediately removed from the area to prevent further disturbance of the peace.
Kevin Edson, 25, a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital in April after being charged with multiple counts, including possession of a hoax device, threatening to commit a crime and disturbance of the peace.
The union warned it would not "tolerate the imposition of unilateral adjustments", which would "inevitably" lead to a disturbance of the peace in key sectors of the public sector, "which in the current climate would prove highly detrimental and destructive".