justice of the peace

NOUN
  1. a local magistrate with limited powers
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How To Use justice of the peace In A Sentence

  • Relief is on the way for Justice of the Peace 1 employees and residents who use the court. undefined
  • Not surprisingly, Justice of the Peaces (JPs) themselves felt that the proposals had not been justified and it did not make sense to pay shrieval salaries for work the JPs currently do voluntarily.
  • &c., a Justice of the Peace, and Member of the General Court. Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 29 June 1774, "I have a great Deal of Leisure..."
  • The man is a Justice of the Peace , and sits on the bench at Poole.
  • The violin virtuoso who "fiddled," "called off" and acted as justice of the peace that evening, said that I threw aside all reserve and entered with great zest into the dance, and seemed to enjoy it much better than those who danced in the same set with me. Remarks
  • Mazzei was persuaded, and immediately upon reaching the Eppes' home, where Mrs. Martin had been staying, he induced her to go with him to the home of Mr. Richard Randolph, Justice of the Peace, who married them and gave a dinner in their honor. History of American Women
  • Would you be O.K. with treating them as on a par with my wholly civil marriage, performed by a Justice of the Peace in a restaurant? Solutions for Homosexual Christians
  • When one Justice of the Peace doesn’t do it, it doesn’t really hurt anyone. The Volokh Conspiracy » Louisiana Justice of the Peace Refuses to Issue Marriage License for Interracial Couple:
  • Friedman ran for Justice of the Peace in Kerrville, Texas in the 1980s and lost the election. Kinky Politics to the Rescue
  • The case was tried by a local part-time Justice of the Peace who ran a grocery store.
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