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. . 1996.

I noun 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 II index 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. . 2006

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. . 2008.

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