For purposes of breach of the peace statute, peace is that state and sense of safety which is necessary to the comfort and happiness of every citizen, and which government is instituted to secure. State v. Boles, 5 Conn.Cir. 22, 240 A.2d 920, 927.
Term, within law of breach of the peace, means tranquility enjoyed by citizens of the municipality or community where good order reigns among its members. State v. Edwards, 239 S.C. 339, 123 S.E.2d 247, 249.
The tranquility enjoyed by a political society internally, by the good order which reigns among its members, and externally by the good understanding it has with all other nations. Applied to the internal regulations of a nation, peace imports, in a technical sense, not merely a state of repose and security as opposed to one of violence or warfare, but likewise a state of public order and decorum. Catlette v. U. S., C.C.A.W.Va., 132 F.2d 902, 906.
Articles of the peace.
- bill of peace
- breach of peace
- conservator of the peace (conservator)
@ peace and quietude
Public tranquility and obedience to law, and that public order and security which is commanded by the laws of a particular sovereign
@ peace officers
This term is variously defined by statute in the different states; but generally it includes sheriffs and their deputies, constables, marshals, members of the police force of cities, and other officers whose duty is to enforce the local government laws and ordinances and preserve the public peace.
In general, any person who has been given general authority to make arrests. Generally a "peace officer" is a person designated by public authority to keep the peace and arrest persons guilty or suspected of crime and he is a conservator of the peace, which term is synonymous with the term "peace officer". Vandiver v. Manning, 215 Ga. 874, 114 S.E.2d 121, 124.
@ peace of God and the church
In old English law, that rest and cessation which the king's subjects had from trouble and suit of law between the terms and on Sundays and holidays
@ public peace
The peace or tranquility of the community in general; the good order and repose of the people composing a state or municipality. That invisible sense of security which every man feels so necessary to his comfort, and for which all governments are instituted
@ public peace and quiet
Peace, tranquility, and order and freedom from agitation or disturbance; the security, good order, and decorum guaranteed by civil society and by the law
@ peaceable
Free from the character of force, violence, or trespass; as, a "peaceable entry" on lands. Peaceable possession of real estate is such) as is acquiesced in by all other persons, including rival claimants, and not disturbed by any forcible attempt at ouster nor by adverse suits to recover the possession or the estate. Stanley v. Schwalby, 147 U.S. 508, 13 S.Ct. 418, 37 L.Ed. 259
@ peace bond
Type of surety bond required by a judge or magistrate of one who has threatened to breach the peace or has a history of such misconduct
@ peace officer

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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