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English definition of “ASBO”


noun [C]     /ˈæz.bəʊ/ US  /-boʊ/ UK
abbreviation for anti-social behaviour order: an official order that a person must stop behaving in a way that annoys or harms other peopleCourt cases, orders and decisionsSocial order and disorder
(Definition of ASBO noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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