from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In English law, a warrant for the arrest of a person, issued by a justice of the peace. Same as justice's warrant (which see, under warrant) in the United States.
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Out of this incident, the officious sheriff managed most ingeniously to create an embroilment with the town of Lawrence, Buckley, who was alleged to have been accessory to the crime, obtained a peace-warrant against
They did not dare to ignore upon what a ridiculously shadowy pretext the Branson peace-warrant had grown into an army of two thousand men, and how, under the manipulation of
With this peace-warrant in his pocket, but without showing or reading it to his prisoner, Sheriff
My name's Bucket, as you are aware, and I have got a peace-warrant against Gridley.
Tottenham Court Road, green-grocer, fruiterer, coal and potatoe merchant, salt lish and Irish pork-monger, was brought before the magistrate on a peace-warrant, issued at the suit of his wife, Mrs. Mary Sullivan.
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