What is Clerk Of The Peace?

Legal Definition
A clerk of the peace held an office in England and Wales whose responsibility was the records of the quarter sessions and the framing of presentments and indictments. They had legal training, so that they could advise justices of the peace.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
In English law. An officer whose duties are to officiate at sessions of the peace, to prepare indictments, and to record the proceedings of the justices, and to perform a number of special duties in connection with the affairs of the county.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
An officer who assisted justices of the peace in quarter sessions.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary