Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Chiefly British A court order barring a person who has engaged in certain harassing, menacing, endangering, or violent behaviors from persisting in those behaviors.
  • noun A person who has been issued one of these orders.
  • noun A person who is rude, unruly, or disruptive.

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  • noun Alternative capitalization of ASBO

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[A(nti-)S(ocial) B(ehaviour) O(rder).]

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  • Anti-

    Social

    Behaviour

    Order

    June 30, 2008

  • Now that I have become aware of the ASBO Fairy Tales book, I just have to have it!

    I have so many questions about ASBOs. How much fly-tipping before the balance is tipped from an ASBO to a CRASBO? What is the threshold decibel level for the lady who got the 'loud sex' ASBO? Does one suicide attempt automatically qualify, or do you have to be a serial self-killer?

    Whistling, for God's sake? Whistling can get you an ASBO? What has been happening in Britain under Blair and Brown?

    We don't need no stinking ASBOs!

    March 10, 2010