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JP

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌdʒeɪˈpiː/ LAW
abbreviation for Justice of the Peace: a magistrate (= a judge in some courts of law, often without legal training) who deals with less serious crimes and who, in the US, has the legal right to marry people: The report recommends that JPs should be retained because of their value to the community.
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