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Noun: disturbance of the peace
  1. Any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
    - disorderly conduct, disorderly behavior, breach of the peace

Derived forms: disturbances of the peace

Type of: infraction, infringement, misdemeanor [US], misdemeanour [Brit, Cdn], violation

Encyclopedia: Disturbance of the peace