disorderly conduct


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disorderly conduct

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

n
(Law) law any of various minor offences tending to cause a disturbance of the peace
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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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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
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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.
(This was the money Sergey Ivanovitch had paid.) Then he remembered how he had spent a night in the lockup for disorderly conduct in the street.
The thought brought a little of panic upon it, and when he came upon another policeman lounging grandly in front of a transplendent theatre he caught at the immediate straw of "disorderly conduct."
If I were quiet at the moment, I was conniving at their disorderly conduct; if (as was frequently the case) I happened to be exalting my voice to enforce order, I was using undue violence, and setting the girls a bad example by such ungentleness of tone and language.
"I'm here for disorderly conduct. They were mad because they couldn't get any evidence.
It had more the character of disorderly conduct; disorderly without the human excuse of drunkenness, which at any rate implies good feeling and an amiable leaning towards festivity.
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.' --
According to Arlington Heights police, multiple St., Viator students and parents provided authorities with copies of text messages they deemed inappropriate, leading to the four disorderly conduct charges against the former school counselor and coach.
"The business of the Assembly was severely hampered by the unruly and grossly disorderly conduct of the above members," the notification read.
On the third count, Farid Kamil was alleged to have used criminal force on Muhammad Nizam, who was performing his duty as a police officer while the fourth count, was for disorderly conduct by uttering improper words at Muhammad Nizam at the police station.
One adult male on Thursday was also arrested in the Judiciary Committee room and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, simple assault and disruption of Congress.