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disorderly conduct

noun, Law.
any of various petty misdemeanors, generally including nuisances, breaches of the peace, offensive or immoral conduct in public, etc.
Origin of disorderly conduct
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At the scene, practically speaking, the officer has the discretion to arrest and charge disorderly conduct as he sees fit.
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  • She was advised she was going to be charged with disorderly conduct and given a summons.
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British Dictionary definitions for disorderly conduct

disorderly conduct

(law) any of various minor offences tending to cause a disturbance of the peace
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