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ASBO

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishASBOASBO /ˈæzbəʊ $ -boʊ/ noun [countable]  (anti-social behaviour order) an official order in Britain which tells someone not to go to particular places or not to see particular people. The order is given by a court to someone who has been found guilty of anti-social behaviour such as vandalism (=deliberately damaging things, especially public property) or violence towards other people. If they do not obey the order, they are given a stronger punishment, such as being sent to prison.
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