peace officer


peace officer
peace officer n: a civil officer (as a police officer) whose duty it is to preserve the public peace

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

peace officer
I noun arm of the law, civil officer, constable, custodian of the law, detective, guard, guardian of the peace, law enforcement agent, law officer, member of the police force, officer, officer of the law, patrolman, police, police constable, police officer, policeman, policewoman, protector, security officer, sheriff II index marshal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Peace officer — Peace Peace, n. [OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix, L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. also pangere to fasten. Cf. {Appease}, {Fair}, a., {Fay}, v., {Fang}, {Pacify}, {Pact}, {Pay} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peace officer — n. an officer entrusted with maintaining law and order, as a sheriff, constable, or policeman …   English World dictionary

  • peace officer — noun an officer of the law (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑lawman, ↑law officer • Hypernyms: ↑defender, ↑guardian, ↑protector, ↑shielder • …   Useful english dictionary

  • peace officer — peace′ of ficer n. a civil officer appointed to preserve the public peace, as a sheriff or constable • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • peace officer — noun Date: 1714 a civil officer (as a police officer) whose duty it is to preserve the public peace …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peace officer — a civil officer appointed to preserve the public peace, as a sheriff or constable. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • peace officer — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. policeman, police officer, constable; see police officer . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A member of a law enforcement agency: blue coat, finest, officer, patrolman, patrolwoman, police, policeman, police officer,… …   English dictionary for students

  • peace officer — /ˈpis ɒfəsə/ (say pees ofuhsuh) noun a civil officer appointed to preserve the public peace, as a sheriff or constable …   Australian English dictionary

  • peace officer — Synonyms and related words: G man, John Law, MP, bailiff, beadle, beagle, bound bailiff, captain, catchpole, chief of police, commissioner, constable, cop, deputy, deputy sheriff, detective, fed, federal, flic, gendarme, government man, inspector …   Moby Thesaurus

  • peace officer — noun N. Amer. a civil officer appointed to preserve law and order, such as a sheriff …   English new terms dictionary