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commission of the peace Line breaks: com¦mis|sion of the peace

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Definition of commission of the peace in English:


British , chiefly historical
The Justices of the Peace in a particular jurisdiction considered collectively: all had been admitted to the Glamorgan commission of the peace
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  • From the 14th century commissions of the peace made up of local nobility and gentry were appointed in the counties.
  • With the help of an English researcher, the actual lists of the commissions of the peace that included John Winthrop have been identified and copied.
  • What was more, one great advantage of commissions of the peace was that they gave the more important gentry a certain stake in the idea of law.
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