Justice of the Peace

Definition of "Justice of the Peace"
  1. An official, typically an attorney, who presides over minor legal matters such as minor crimes, small disputes, and traffic issues. These officials are most common in remote areas where it is impractical for residents to travel to the county seat for minor trials. In certain states, these roles can be performed by non-lawyers who qualify through examination
How to use "Justice of the Peace" in a sentence
  1. The Justice of the Peace issued a fine for the minor traffic violation.
  2. In rural areas, a Justice of the Peace may handle small claim disputes.
  3. In Nevada, a Justice of the Peace often performs wedding ceremonies.

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