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jus·tice of the peace

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. justice of the peacenoun

    a local magistrate with limited powers

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  1. Justice of the Peacenoun

    A judicial officer.

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  1. justice of the peace

    A justice of the peace is a judicial officer appointed by the government, often in rural areas, with the authority to perform certain legal functions. These functions include conducting minor court hearings, binding over offenders to higher courts, performing marriages, and authorizing various civil requests such as affidavits or name changes. In some jurisdictions, they may also have administrative or electoral duties. This legal position, responsibilities and authority vary widely based on specific regulations in different countries or states.

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  1. Justice of the Peace

    A Justice of the Peace is a puisne judicial officer elected or appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. In past centuries the term Commissioner of the Peace was often used with the same meaning. Depending on the jurisdiction, such justices dispense summary justice or merely deal with local administrative applications in common law jurisdictions. Justices of the Peace are appointed or elected from the citizens of the jurisdiction in which they serve, and are usually not required to have any formal legal education in order to qualify for the office. Some jurisdictions have varying forms of training for JPs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of justice of the peace in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of justice of the peace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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