disorderly conduct
noun Date: 1786 a petty offense chiefly against public order and decency that falls short of an indictable misdemeanor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • disorderly conduct — Law. any of various petty misdemeanors, generally including nuisances, breaches of the peace, offensive or immoral conduct in public, etc. [1885 90] * * * Conduct likely to lead to a disturbance of the public peace or that offends public decency …   Universalium

  • disorderly conduct — A term of loose and indefinite meaning (except when defined by statutes), but signifying generally any behavior that is contrary to law, and more particularly such as tends to disturb the public peace or decorum, scandalize the community, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • disorderly conduct — A term of loose and indefinite meaning (except when defined by statutes), but signifying generally any behavior that is contrary to law, and more particularly such as tends to disturb the public peace or decorum, scandalize the community, or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • disorderly conduct — 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 • Syn: ↑disorderly behavior, ↑disturbance of the peace, ↑breach …   Useful english dictionary

  • disorderly conduct — dis,orderly conduct noun uncount LEGAL the crime of being too noisy or violent in a public place …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disorderly conduct — lawless behavior, unruly behavior, conduct disruptive of public order …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disorderly conduct — disor′derly con′duct n. law any of various petty misdemeanors, as breaches of the peace or offensive conduct in public • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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