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breach of the peace

noun, Law.
a violation of the public peace, as by a riot, disturbance, etc.
Origin of breach of the peace
First recorded in 1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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breach of the peace

(law) an offence against public order causing an unnecessary disturbance of the peace
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