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JPnoun [C]

uk   /ˌdʒeɪˈpiː/  us   /ˌdʒeɪˈpiː/
abbreviation for Justice of the Peace
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JPnoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of JP from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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