Meaning of “JP” in the English Dictionary

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"JP" in British English

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JPnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʒeɪˈpiː/ us /ˌdʒeɪˈpiː/

abbreviation for Justice of the Peace

(Definition of “JP” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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JPnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʒeɪˈpiː/ us 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.

(Definition of “JP” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)