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peace officer

noun

Simple Definition of peace officer

  • law : a police officer or similar official

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of peace officer

  1. :  a civil officer (as a police officer) whose duty it is to preserve the public peace

Examples of peace officer in a sentence

  1. He was arrested for assaulting a peace officer.



1714

First Known Use of peace officer

1714


Law Dictionary

peace officer

noun

Legal Definition of peace officer

  1. :  a civil officer (as a police officer) whose duty it is to preserve the public peace




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