breach of the peace

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breach of the peace

(Law) law an offence against public order causing an unnecessary disturbance of the peace
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breach′ of the peace′

a violation of the public peace, as by a riot, disturbance, or fighting.
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Noun1.breach 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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إخلال بالأمن العام
rušení veřejného pořádku
krænke den offentlige orden
uppòot, óspektir
rušenie verejného poriadku

breach of the peace

nviolazione f dell'ordine pubblico
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(briːtʃ) noun
1. a breaking (of a promise etc).
2. a gap, break or hole. a breach in the castle wall; a breach in security.
to make an opening in or break (someone's defence).
breach of the peace
a riot, disturbance or public fight. guilty of breach of the peace.
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References in classic literature ?
I don't think-- I do not think,' said the magistrate, reasoning with himself, 'that any two men can have had the hardihood to plan such a breach of the peace, in this town.'
'This is even more unconstitutional,' said the magistrate; 'this is even a greater breach of the peace, and a grosser infringement of his Majesty's prerogative.
They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
Has there been a breach of the peace? Ah, that’s the way, the moment my back is turned— -.”
The expression on the face of the man who, with his hands in his pockets, stands by the stern, smoking a cigar, is sufficient to excuse a breach of the peace by itself; and the lordly whistle for you to get out of the way would, I am confident, ensure a verdict of "justifiable homicide" from any jury of river men.
Osunsanmi on a five-count charge of breach of the peace, conspiracy, threat to life, assault and stealing.
We reported how Allan was being held over a breach of the peace charge when he died of a heart attack after being dragged face down across the floor and being restrained in a corridor by jail staff.
A 40-year-old Motherwell man was arrested and accused of drugs possession and a racially-aggravated breach of the peace at the weekend.
Akinsemoyin was convicted after he was found guilty of malicious damage and breach of the peace.
The case FIR 10/2018 was lodged at Sir Syed police station under sections 337 (Punishment of shajjah), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation).
The case FIR [10/2018] was lodged at the Sir Syed police station under Sections 337 (punishment of Shajjah), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
A Sheriff has deferred sentence on a man who admitted committing a breach of the peace at the property where he lives in Paisley - by appearing stark naked in the common close.