dis·tur·bance n: an interruption of peace or order; specif: an interruption of the quiet enjoyment of one's property
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
affray, agitation, annoyance, anxietude, anxiety, anxiousness, commotion, confusion, disarrangement, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, discontinuity, dishevelment, dislocation, disorder, disorganization, displacement, disquiet, disquietude, embroilment, eruption, faction, ferment, fomentation, fracas, fuss, hindrance, inquietude, interruption, intrusion, maelstrom, misarrangement, misgiving, molestation, motus, perturbation, quandary, rebellion, restiveness, restlessness, revolt, revolution, state of disorder, trepidation, tumult, tumultus, turbatio, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, unruliness, unsettlement, uprising, uproar
associated concepts: creating a disturbance, disorderly conduct, disturbance of court, disturbance of possession, disturbance of quiet possession, disturbing the peace, nuisance
affray, altercation, belligerency, bluster (commotion), brawl, cataclysm, commotion, confusion (turmoil), consternation, detriment, disorder (lack of order), dispute, embarrassment, embroilment, fracas, fray, furor, imbroglio, insurrection, molestation, nuisance, outbreak, outburst, outcry, pandemonium, panic, phobia, riot, trouble, turmoil, violation
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.An act that interrupts or annoys someone; interference with someone’s rights or property; a disruption of law-abiding, peaceful conditions; a riot.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.