Affray

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Definition: Affray


Quick Summary of Affray


A criminal offense generally defined as the fighting of two or more persons in a public place that disturbs others.




Full Definition of Affray


The offense originated under the common law and in some jurisdictions has become a statutory crime. Although an agreement to fight is not an element of the crime under the common-law definition, some statutes provide that an affray can occur only when two or more persons agree to fight in a public place.

An affray is a type of disorderly conduct and a breach of the peace since it is conduct that disturbs the peace of the community. It is punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Affray are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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