Youre a justice-of-the-peace, and I reckon a lawyer, or a half of a one.
Arkwright was a small politician, and by virtue of that fact held the office of justice-of-the-peace.
justice-of-the-peace Benaja Widdup sat in the door of his office smoking his elder-stem pipe.
justice-of-the-peace Benaja Widdup interposed as they started for the door, forgetting his presence.
justice-of-the-peace Benaja Widdup smoked his elder-stem pipe.
He had lost his position as justice-of-the-peace, and was now often seedy and much given to drinking.
A local officer of the judicial branch empowered to try minor cases, recommend cases for trial, and perform civil ceremonies, such as marriages and oath taking. Justices of the peace are usually elected locally and are paid fees for their services.