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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History and Etymology for conservator of the peace

translation of Medieval Latin custos pacis or Anglo-French gardein de la pees

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“Conservator of the peace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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