Found 2 items, similar to Breach of the peace.
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Definition: breach of the peace
breach of the peace
n : any act of molesting or interrupting or hindering or
disquieting or agitating or arousing from a state of
repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace
and quiet to which they are entitled [syn: disorderly conduct
, disorderly behavior
, disturbance of the peace
English → English
Definition: Breach of the peace
, n. [OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix,
L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an
agreement, and prob. also pangere to fasten. Cf. Appease
, a., Fay
, v., Fang
A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or
agitation; calm; repose; specifically:
(a) Exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies.
(b) Public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law.
(c) Exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions;
tranquillity of mind or conscience.
(d) Reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony;
concord. “The eternal love and pees.”
Note: Peace is sometimes used as an exclamation in commanding
silence, quiet, or order. “Peace! foolish woman.”
, in a state of peace.
Breach of the peace
. See under Breach
Justice of the peace
. See under Justice
Peace of God
(a) A term used in wills, indictments, etc., as denoting a
state of peace and good conduct.
(b) (Theol.) The peace of heart which is the gift of God.
(a) (Jewish Antiq.) A voluntary offering to God in token of
devout homage and of a sense of friendly communion with
(b) A gift or service offered as satisfaction to an offended
, a civil officer whose duty it is to preserve
the public peace, to prevent riots, etc., as a sheriff or
To hold one's peace
, to be silent; to refrain from
To make one's peace with
, to reconcile one with, to plead
one's cause with, or to become reconciled with, another.
“I will make your peace with him.”