Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A magistrate appointed to hear minor cases, perform marriages, grant licenses, etc., in a town, county, or other local district.
- ‘He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1962 and High Sheriff of West Yorkshire 1980-81.’
- ‘The finding by the Justice of the Peace that the arresting officers had acted in the lawful execution of their duty was simply a finding, in effect, that there was no evidence they were not.’
- ‘He was a Justice of the Peace, he was always helping people - so was Mum - but he was the one who taught me that if you respect people, by and large they respect you.’
- ‘He also held the roles of Deputy Lieutenant of the County, Justice of the Peace, High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, and president of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.’
- ‘‘He was a Justice of the Peace, a really well-known, well-respected man,’ says Logan.’
- ‘Justices of the Peace shall exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred or imposed on a Justice of the Peace by or under an Act of the Legislature or of the Parliament of Canada…’
- ‘He has also served variously as governor of five Kew schools, churchwarden, Justice of the Peace and trustee of local charities.’
- ‘Once the matter has been referred to a Justice of the Peace, in this case, Justice of the Peace Forrest, the Justice of the Peace is in charge of the process.’
- ‘I conclude that there is no ground to detain Mr. Kalashnikoff on the primary ground, and the learned Justice of the Peace was in error in this regard.’
- ‘Hannah asked her brother-in-law to go for the Justice of the Peace.’
- ‘Absent the consent of the deceased or his next-of-kin, it would require a coroner's warrant or a warrant of a Justice of the Peace to obtain and analyze body fluids of a deceased.’
- ‘Outside work, Robert was president of the York-based Yorkshire Gentlemen's Cricket Club, was president of the Bradford Union Club and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1962.’
- ‘As a matter of fact, a Justice of the Peace hearing bad language in the streets could fine an offender on the spot.’
- ‘On the record before me, I find no evidence that suggests that the Justice of the Peace would not discharge her function as a trial judge fairly and impartially.’
- ‘Or they can choose to have a secular marriage, officiated by a Justice of the Peace, without any reference to religion of any kind.’
- ‘A remarkable man named Reginald Scot was a Justice of the Peace in Kent, England.’
- ‘He was made a Justice of the Peace in 1987, and a Knight of the Order of St John in 1988 and holds honorary degrees from the University of Salford and the University of Manchester.’
- ‘Mrs Thompson has spent more than 80 years working tirelessly for the Blackpool community both as a Justice of the Peace and leading children's charity worker.’
- ‘He is a Justice of the Peace and a marriage celebrant.’
- ‘These must be completed and signed in the presence of a Justice of the Peace.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.