peace officer

noun
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of peace officer

: a civil officer (such 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.

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PEACE OFFICER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of peace officer for English Language Learners

  • law : a police officer or similar official


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peace officer

noun

legal Definition of peace officer

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

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