Definition of Disturbance of the peace
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Infraction, Infringement, Misdemeanor, Misdemeanour, Violation
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Literary usage of Disturbance of the peace
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"... to the great terror of his majesty's people, and to the disturbance of the peace of the king, in contempt of our said lord the king., and his laws, ..."
2. Opinions of Eminent Lawyers, on Various Points of English Jurisprudence by George Chalmers (1814)
"... and would tend very much to the disturbance of the peace of the country. ... disturbance of the peace ..."
3. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs, from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"... to the great disturbance of the peace; but severall of them being apprehended, they were committed to prison for a riott. ..."
4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"To prevent therefore any risings or other disturbance of the peace, the new king sent writs to all the sheriffs in England, the form of which is preserved ..."
5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1911)
"590, 99 SW 1010, it was held that proof that accused hooped and yelled did not support an indictment charging disturbance of the peace by going into a ..."