Definition of breach of the peace in English:

breach of the peace

  • British Public disturbance, or an act considered likely to cause one: a man was convicted of causing a breach of the peace during the demonstration
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    • Despite the lack of defense, the tribunal condemned the accused to death for culpable homicide unlawful assembly and breach of the peace.
    • One of the most important offences is that of behaving in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace at common law.
    • They were held on charges ranging from being drunk and disorderly, breach of the peace and public order offences.
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