justice of the peace
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Origin of justice of the peace
Words nearby justice of the peace
Example sentences from the Web for justice of the peace
He had lost his position as justice-of-the-peace, and was now often seedy and much given to drinking.
Justice-of-the-Peace Benaja Widdup sat in the door of his office smoking his elder-stem pipe.
Justice-of-the-peace Benaja Widdup smoked his elder-stem pipe.
Arkwright was a small politician, and by virtue of that fact held the office of justice-of-the-peace.
Justice-of-the-peace Benaja Widdup interposed as they started for the door, forgetting his presence.
British Dictionary definitions for justice of the peace
Cultural definitions for justice of the peace
A local officer of the judicial branch empowered to try minor cases, recommend cases for trial, and perform civil ceremonies, such as marriages and oath taking. Justices of the peace are usually elected locally and are paid fees for their services.