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]
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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.
Model Chelsea Guerra, 22, of Indiana Borough and photographer Michael Warnock, 64, of Point Breeze pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges for a naked photo shoot in April at the Miracle Mile Shopping Center in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
Kelly Iten, who prosecutors say previously had been expelled from Streamwood High School, was charged with disorderly conduct and ordered held on $30,000 bail Wednesday.
The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, complied with the officer and later was released to his father's custody with a disorderly conduct charge.
Four brothers were arrested by police in Athienou, Larnaca early on Saturday in connection with claims of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.
Andrew Cowell, 34, of Hardwick Street, Peterlee, charged with disorderly conduct.
James Jordan, 22, of Holly Avenue, Dunston, Gateshead, charged with disorderly conduct.
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.