nounBritish , chiefly • historical
- The Justices of the Peace in a particular jurisdiction considered collectively: all had been admitted to the Glamorgan commission of the peaceMore example sentences
- 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.