peace officer

noun

Definition of peace officer

  1. :  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.

First Known Use of peace officer

1649


PEACE OFFICER Defined for English Language Learners

peace officer

noun

Definition of peace officer for English Language Learners

  • law : a police officer or similar official


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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