peace officer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peace officer an officer of the law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Peace officer a civil officer whose duty it is to preserve the public peace, to prevent riots, etc., as a polliceman, sheriff or constable.
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Usage

In literature:

Octavia tried to keep the peace, but her kindly offices only made matters worse.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
After the triumphant termination of the Bank, Jackson's second term of office was peaceful and comparatively uneventful.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
He pointed a lean finger at the shifty peace officer.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
Outlaw and rustler opposed the dominion of this peace officer.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
And then you tell me you're going straight out of my office to make your peace with the Advocate!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
You'd better go to the office and make your peace with the chief.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
Our charter gives us local authority as peace officers.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
This peace will be turning all our rich naval officers ashore.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
He actually proposed another council; he actually persuaded the foolish major to send out to him two officers, for a peace talk.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
It is equally certain that his return to office in 1914 and his peace mission to Italy was an ominous danger to Europe.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
Some young wounded officers are enjoying the peace of the evening.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
And as good Deacon Enos assumed the office of peace-maker for the village, Uncle Jaw's efficiency rendered it no sinecure.
"The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
He was a candidate for the office of Justice of the Peace.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
That evening, when he left his office building, he felt the peace of a man whose task has been well done.
"Wheels Within" by Charles V. De Vet
In every city and province the military are the constables and peace officers.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
He is by virtue of his office a justice of the peace for the county.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
Sneed stepped close to the peace officer and laughed, his face flushed with foolish elation at his strength.
"The Orphan" by Clarence E. Mulford
Article 22, however (in spite of historical precedents), excluded women from the office of justice of the peace.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
Herr Merckel, who began to tremble for his office, was now assiduous in his efforts to restore peace.
"Regina or the Sins of the Fathers" by Hermann Sudermann
His office nearly corresponds to that of justice of the peace.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
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In poetry:

His triple station brought me peace,
The Altar, Priest, and Sacrifice;
His triple office ev'ry thing,
My Priest, my Prophet is, and King.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Peace Officer Ministries, Inc.
Peace Officer s Ministries, Inc.
Savannah Tech graduates 14 from peace officer academy.
A ceremony honoring Peace Officer s who died in the line of duty takes place tomorrow morning at 11am.
Peace Officer Training Academy info sessions offered.
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission RSS.
A ceremony honoring Peace Officers who died in the line of duty takes place tomorrow morning at 11am.
Brazilian police officers, celebrities joined the Challenge for Peace race.
Pair is charged with attempted murder of a peace officer.
Monday marked a somber anniversary in Powell County where 20 years ago two peace officers were killed in the line of duty.
We would like to congratulate the cadets on their efforts and dedication to meeting the requirements of becoming a Certified Texas Peace Officer.
23-year-old Michael S Uptain of Plattsmouth had pled guilty to 3rd degree assault of a peace officer, strangulation and attempted escape, earlier this year.
Two Juarez police officers were shot to death and three more survived an attack during a violent weekend in Juarez that targeted peace officers.
Peaceful protester Dorothy G Johnson, of Pittsburg, talks to Jake LaTurner, office aide for US Rep Lynn Jenkins, on Monday at Jenkins' Pittsburg office.
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