Disturbance

Definition of Disturbance

Dis`turb´ance
n.1.An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current.
2.Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness.
Any man . . . in a state of disturbance and irritation.
- Burke.
3.Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.
The disturbance was made to support a general accusation against the province.
- Bancroft.
4.(Law) The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like.

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