Definition of "J.P."
  1. Justice of the Peace: a type of public official who takes care of minor legal issues in a local jurisdiction
How to use "J.P." in a sentence
  1. After the dispute, they decided to settle the matter in front of a J.P.
  2. The neighbor was appointed as J.P. due to his long-standing reputation in the community.
  3. J.P.'s are critical in small towns where access to higher courts is limited.

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