disorderly conduct


noun Law.

any of various petty misdemeanors, generally including nuisances, breaches of the peace, offensive or immoral conduct in public, etc.

Nearby words

  1. disoperation,
  2. disopyramide,
  3. disorder,
  4. disordered,
  5. disorderly,
  6. disorderly house,
  7. disorderly person,
  8. disorganization,
  9. disorganize,
  10. disorganized

Origin of disorderly conduct

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for disorderly conduct

disorderly conduct

noun

law any of various minor offences tending to cause a disturbance of the peace
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