conservator of the peace
Definition of conservator of the peace
: an officer charged with maintaining the public peace or one having this power as an adjunct of another office
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Origin and Etymology of conservator of the peace
translation of Medieval Latin custos pacis or Anglo-French gardein de la pees
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