Incorrect spelling, explanation: this is a mistaken spelling. The correct one is piece and it was known in Middle English (exact same spelling). Therefore
peice is wrong, probably a typo.
Correct spelling, explanation: this form has been known since Middle English, when it was this exact spelling already.
Peice is an incorrect spelling; it would be pronounced something along with [pey-s], and the pronunciation of piece is [pi:s].
Definition of piece:
noun, a bit, a chunk of something
He bit a piece of my ice-cream and said his was better.
Here is a piece of suspect’s handwriting. It matches the note found on the scene.
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