justice of the peace


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n justice of the peace a local magistrate with limited powers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Justice of the peace (Law) a judicial officer or subordinate magistrate appointed for the conservation of the peace in a specified district, with other incidental powers specified in his commission. In the United States a justice of the peace has jurisdiction to adjudicate certain minor cases, commit offenders, officiate at marriages, etc.; abbreviated JP.
    • Justice of the peace See under Justice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Justice of the Peace (abb. J.P.), an inferior magistrate
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.”
  • St. Theresa of Lisieux
    St. Theresa of Lisieux
    “Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.”
  • Norman Cousins
    “War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. justitia.


In literature:

They made him a justice of the peace, too, but because he can do no good to the poor folk against the great landlords, he mostly stays at home.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
So help you God, gentlemen, and me, Abijah Witherpee, Justice of the Peace, fee two shillings.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
So he was made Justice of the Peace.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Associated with the Chief Justice were the Honourable William Allan and Mr. Alexander McDonnell, as Justices of the Peace.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
Among the other functions which have fallen to my lot to perform is the ungrateful task of unpaid magistrate, or justice of the peace.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Justices of the peace.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Justices of the peace disliked to ride forty or fifty miles to their monthly courts.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
He afterwards got Patrick Byrne elected a Justice of the Peace, a man who knows no law and can scarcely sign his own name.
"Gulmore, The Boss" by Frank Harris
That resolution once taken, two children might as well have tried to extract evidence from her as two justices of the peace.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
It will be observed that I say nothing of juries, and speak of justices of the peace, as officers having authority to decide causes alone.
"Western Characters" by J. L. McConnel
In that year he was made justice of the peace for Trelawny.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
I hurried to Rackville just as fast as I could, and called on the justice of the peace and the town constable.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
Justices of the peace and other officials have been appointed, and a system protective of the territorial interests organised.
"Handbook to the new Gold-fields" by R. M. Ballantyne
The girl's glance stayed for an instant and no more upon the round and rosy countenance of Mr. Josiah Kettle, Justice of the Peace.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
The landlord was frequently a local magistrate, a justice of the peace, or a sheriff.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
He was only made a commissioner of the lottery, 1717, and, what did not much elevate his character, a justice of the peace.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
Before a justice of the peace he agreed to appear in court on a certain date, and his two companions furnished a bond.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
Here was she, the wife of a Justice of the Peace, apparently stealing a flock of sheep in broad daylight.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
You are a justice of the peace, and ought to know what that is!
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Righteousness must be put before peace, and peace must be recognized as of value only when it is the hand-maiden of justice.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various

In poetry:

And will the God of grace
Perpetual silence keep?
The God of justice hold his peace,
And let his vengeance sleep?
"Psalm 83" by Isaac Watts
And lo, there dawns another, swift and stern,
When on the wheels of wrath, by Justice' token,
Breaker of God's own Peace, you shall in turn
Yourself be broken.
"Dies Irae " by Sir Owen Seaman
James Patrick O'Hara the Justice of Peace,
He bossed the P.M. and he bossed the police;
A parent, a deacon, a landlord was he—
A townsman of weight was O’Hara, J.P.
"O'Hara, J.P." by Henry Lawson
Peace without Justice is a low estate,—
A coward cringing to an iron Fate!
But Peace through Justice is the great ideal,—
We'll pay the price of war to make it real.
"The Price of Peace" by Henry Van Dyke
His rule of justice, order, peace,
Made possible the world's release;
Taught prince and serf that power is but a trust,
And rule, alone, which serves the ruled, is just;
"The Vow Of Washington" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"I own," says the Parson, "your judgment is good,
Like our Saviour, I'd ride on an ass, if I cou'd;
But none I can purchase, so riding must cease,
Because every ass is a Justice of Peace."
"The Way To Rule A Village" by William Hutton

In news:

Justice of the Peace Richard Glass awarded Laura Smith the one horse.
Justice of the Peace Guy Herman was sitting in his office one day when a prosecutor walked in to file charges for improper campaign-finance reporting.
The tower, resembling a prison guard tower and estimated at 100 feet tall, seemed to have barely been completed before it was torn down last week, said James Doyle, Schleicher County justice of the peace.
Justice of the Peace Janice Sons officiated.
Last week, Justice of the Peace Lanny Moriarty sent 11th-grader Diane Tran to jail for 24 hours and ordered her to pay a $100 fine for excessive truancy .
What happened when I ran for justice of the peace in Kerrville fifteen years ago.
They were married by a justice of the peace in Loganville.
Justice of the Peace Mr Cameron married the couple at his home in November 1942 in Chesterfield, S.C.
They were married by the Justice of the Peace at Fern Park, Muncy.
A respected Tarrant justice of the peace is asking whether bill-collection procedures violate the state and federal constitutions.
BENTONVILLE — A balanced budget plan for 2013 was presented to Benton County's justices of the peace Thursday night, but the proposal cut about $1 million in capital requests and left no money for raises.
JOHN McCULLOUGH, executive director of New Justices Services Inc, has received the Lawrence Cooke Peace Innovator Award.
A Potter County justice of the peace who was arrested on a DUI charge Saturday morning is still able to keep his post, County Attorney Scott Brumley said.
Athens — The Henderson County Commissioners Court set the process in motion to choose someone to fill out Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Henry Ashford's unexpired term.
Friends and family who had all but given up on seeing anyone brought to justice for the murder of a young Illinois girl more than 50 years ago said they were at peace Monday after a former police officer was sentenced to life in prison.

In science:

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