Sessions of the peace

sittings held by justices of the peace.

See also: Session

References in classic literature ?
On reaching the highway they separated, the sheriff to summon twenty- four “good men and true,” to attend as thc inquest of the county, on the succeeding Monday, when Marmaduke held his stated court of “common pleas and general sessions of the peace,” and the Judge to return, musing deeply on what he had seen and heard in the course of the morning.
Much progress had already been made in the previous sessions of the peace talks.
By doing so, the interactive problems that beset the first nine sessions of the peace negotiations could be circumvented and imposition of solutions in favor of the genocidal government of Kiir can be prevented, to open up the process for constructive dialogue among the conflicting parties and participants based on democratic practices.
4) In File 8, "Lists of those persons who attended the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden for the Home District (Michaelmas Term) in the Town (of) Newark, Province of Upper Canada on the 11th day of October 1796 and 36th Year of Our Lord King George the IIId of Great Britain, France & Ireland &c &c" it states: "6603: Tederick, Jacob Serjeant".
Essex Sessions of the Peace 1351, 1377-79 (Essex Archaeological Society, 1953), p.
Rolls of the Warwickshire and Coventry Sessions of the Peace 1377-1397 (Dugdale Society, v.
Bertha Haven Putnam, Yorkshire Sessions of the Peace, 1361-64 (Yorkshire Archaeological Society, v.
Putnam saw in the multiple rearrangements that occurred in the composition of the sessions of the peace over the course of the century a struggle between the forces of royal centralization and those who favored more local autonomy.
The overwhelming majority of records from the sessions of the peace deal exclusively with criminal matters.
200 YEARS AGO: Notice is herby given that the next General Quarter sessions of the Peace for this Country will begin to be held on Tuesday the second day of April next.
Minutes of the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the Midland District, Vol 3, 1841-1849.
200 YEARS AGO: Notice is hearby given that the next General Quarter sessions of the Peace for this Country, will begin to be held on Tuesday the second day of October next.