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Breach Of The Peace

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


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.