Definitions for justice of the peace
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jus′tice of the peace′(n.)
a local public officer having authority to try minor civil and criminal cases, administer oaths, solemnize marriages, etc.
Category: Government, Law
Origin of justice of the peace:
justice of the peace(noun)
a local magistrate with limited powers
Justice of the Peace(Noun)
A judicial officer.
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