Definition of queen's peace
1 : the special protection secured by the monarch in Anglo-Saxon and medieval England to particular persons (as members of the royal household) or places (as the king's highway) and occasionally to specific periods of time (as coronation days)
2 : the general peace for the protection of persons and property secured in medieval times to large areas and later to the entire royal domain by the law administered by authority of the British monarch —used when the British monarch is a queen
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