justice of the peace

noun

  • Procedural Law and Evidence
  • The Practice of Law

Definitions of justice of the peace

  • a civil officer with limited legal authority of the lowest level in certain court systems. Justices of the Peace commonly have having authority to rule on minor offences, refer matters to higher courts, perform marriages, and administer oaths etc.

    If you are interested in getting married by a Justice of the Peace, please contact the JP office of your choice for information on how they handle marriages.

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