Justice of the peace (JP)

Justice of the peace (JP),

Definition of Justice of the peace (JP):

  1. Lay judicial officer who is appointed to conserve peace, hear and determine charges relating to minor offenses (summary offenses), sign arrest warrants and search warrants, administer oaths, take statutory declarations, and carry out civil functions such as performing marriage ceremonies. He or she may also serve as a magistrate.

  2. (in the UK) a lay magistrate appointed to hear minor cases, grant licences, etc., in a town, county, or other local district.

How to use Justice of the peace (JP) in a sentence?

  1. The finding by the Justice of the Peace that the arresting officers had acted in the lawful execution of their duty was simply a finding, in effect, that there was no evidence they were not.

Meaning of Justice of the peace (JP) & Justice of the peace (JP) Definition