Definition of disorderly conduct in English:

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disorderly conduct

noun

[mass noun] Law
Unruly behaviour constituting a minor offence.
Example sentences
  • The day was not without incident; police made 36 arrests for misdemeanour charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly.
  • However, three offences - disorderly conduct, threatening behaviour and wilful obstruction - rose.
  • Secondly, it enacted a range of offences to deal with disorderly conduct of various degrees of seriousness, from riot, to behaviour causing alarm or distress.

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