Definition of peace officer in English:
nounchiefly North American
A civil officer appointed to preserve law and order, such as a sheriff or police officer.
- The section formerly empowered a peace officer to arrest a person who the officer ‘on reasonable and probable grounds’ believed had committed an indictable offence.
- He's been charged with obstructing a peace officer and assaulting a police officer.
- A citizen making such an arrest is obliged to deliver the person to a peace officer immediately.
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