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breach of the peace

Definition of breach of the peace in English:

An act of violent or noisy behavior that causes a public disturbance and is considered a criminal offense.
Example sentences
  • 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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