disturb the peace

disrupt public order, disturb other citizens

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • disturb the peace — legal phrase to commit the illegal act of behaving in a noisy way in public, especially late at night Thesaurus: to commit a specific crimehyponym general words for crimessynonym Main entry: disturb …   Useful english dictionary

  • disturb the peace — legal to commit the illegal act of behaving in a noisy way in public, especially late at night …   English dictionary

  • breach of the peace — 1: a disturbance of public peace or order insulting language causing a breach of the peace see also fighting words 2: the offense of causing a breach of the peace compare disorderly conduct …   Law dictionary

  • peace — W2S2 [pi:s] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(no war)¦ 2¦(no noise/interruptions)¦ 3¦(calm/not worried)¦ 4 make (your) peace with somebody 5 keep the peace 6 hold/keep your peace 7 disturb the peace 8 rest in peace ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disturb — dis·turb vt 1: to destroy the tranquillity or composure of 2: to throw into disorder vi: to cause disturbance disturb the peace: to cause a disturbance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • peace — [[t]pi͟ːs[/t]] ♦ 1) N UNCOUNT: usu N n If countries or groups involved in a war or violent conflict are discussing peace, they are talking to each other in order to try to end the conflict. The agreement was reached during peace talks sponsored… …   English dictionary

  • disturb — dis|turb [dıˈstə:b US ə:rb] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(interrupt)¦ 2¦(worry)¦ 3¦(move)¦ 4¦(change)¦ 5 disturb the peace ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: destourber, from Latin turbare to put into disorder ] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disturb */*/ — UK [dɪˈstɜː(r)b] / US [dɪˈstɜrb] verb [transitive] Word forms disturb : present tense I/you/we/they disturb he/she/it disturbs present participle disturbing past tense disturbed past participle disturbed 1) to interrupt someone and stop them from …   English dictionary

  • peace — /pi:s/ noun 1 NO WAR a) (U) a situation in which there is no war between countries or in a country: world peace: a dangerous situation that threatens world peace | peace agreement/treaty etc: the Geneva peace talks | be at peace with: Germany has …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disturb — dis|turb [ dı stɜrb ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to interrupt someone and stop them from continuing what they were doing: I didn t want to disturb you in the middle of a meeting. Sorry to disturb you, but do you know where Miss Springer is? Her… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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