HyperDic: justice_of_the_peace

English > 1 sense of the expression justice of the peace:
NOUNperson justice of the peacea local magistrate with limited powers
English > justice of the peace: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA local magistrate with limited powers.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
BroadermagistrateA lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)
Spanishjuez de paz
Catalanjutge de pau

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