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Justice of the Peace

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
Justice of the PeaceˌJustice of the ˈPeace noun [countable]  SCT (abbreviation JP) someone who judges less serious cases in small law courts and, in the US, can perform marriage ceremonies
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Justice of the PeaceDuring his remaining years here he continued to be active as a Justice of the Peace.He has been a Justice of the Peace for 27 years.He is a Justice of the Peace in Cardiff.
From Longman Business Dictionaryjustice of the peaceˌjustice of the ˈpeace abbreviation JP noun (plural justices of the peace) [countable]LAW a MAGISTRATE (=type of judge) in Britain and in some US states who judges less serious cases in lower law courtsHe gave evidence before the Justice of the Peace.
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