breach of the peace


noun Law.

a violation of the public peace, as by a riot, disturbance, etc.

Nearby words

  1. brea,
  2. breach,
  3. breach of contract,
  4. breach of faith,
  5. breach of promise,
  6. breach of trust,
  7. bread,
  8. bread and butter,
  9. bread and circuses,
  10. bread and honey

Origin of breach of the peace

First recorded in 1665–75

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British Dictionary definitions for breach of the peace

breach of the peace

noun

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