justice of the peace justice of the peace

Definition(s):

  • (n) a local magistrate with limited powers

Usage(s):

  1. When Campillo's justice of the peace resigned in protest, Maroto, who took advantage of Spain's new law in 2005, turned the post over to his husband.
  2. Serving as a kind of justice of the peace-cum-moral authority, he presides over holiday celebrations and resolves familial land disputes.
  3. The local justice of the peace, who is also a miner and a poet, follows the crime to its solution.

News

  1. UPDATE: Victim in fatal shooting identified

    A 25-year-old woman is dead after an early Wednesday morning shooting in Corsicana. Navarro County Justice of the Peace Vicki Gray identified the shooting victim as LeQuirea Rochelle Chaney of Corsicana.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Corsicana Daily Sun

  2. 6/12 Precinct 1 magistrations

    The following is a list of  magistrations performed by  Johnson County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Ronny McBroom:
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Cleburne Times-Review

  3. Howard County Justice of the Peace to Retire in December

    Howard County Commissioners will meet on Monday to discuss the retirement of a long time Justice of the Peace. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Quail Dobbs plans on stepping down in December. However, his retirement will come one year before his term is up.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: News West 9 Midland

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