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peace bond (plural peace bonds)
- (Canada, US, law) A court order forbidding one party to bother another. [from 19th c.]
- 1960, Harper Lee, chapter 23, in To Kill a Mockingbird:
- "... We're scared for you, and we think you oughta do something about him."
Atticus smiled wryly. "Do what? Put him under a peace bond?"
- a. 1969, John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces, Penguin, published 1981, →ISBN, page 151:
- “She's awready[sic] about to get us put under a peace bond. She's all the time spying in that alley behind her shutters.”
Court order forbidding one party to bother another