What is Articles Of The Peace?

Legal Definition
Eng. practice. An instrument which is presented to a court of competent jurisdiction, in which the exhibitant shows the grievances under which be labors, and prays the protection of the court. It is made on oath. See a form in 12 Adol. & Ellis, 599; 40 E. C. L. R. 125, 126; 1 Chit. Pr. 678.

2. The truth of the articles cannot be contradicted, either by affidavit or otherwise; but the defendant may either except to their sufficiency, or tender affidavits in reduction of the amounts of bail. 13 East. 171.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A complaint made or exhibited to a court by a person who makes oath that he is in fear of death or bodily harm from some one who Jias threatened or attempted to do him injury. The court may thereupon order the person complained of to find sureties for the peace, and, in default, may commit him to prison. 4 Bl. Comm. 255.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The complaint in a proceeding wherein one is compelled to give bond to keep the peace.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary