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mag·is·trate

 (măj′ĭ-strāt′, -strĭt)
n.
1. A judge or justice of a local or inferior court; a justice of the peace.
2. A judge in a court having jurisdiction over the trial of misdemeanors and preliminary hearings involving felonies.
3. A public official with the chief administrative power in a district or region.

[Middle English magistrat, from Old French, from Latin magistrātus, from magister, magistr-, master; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

magistrate

(ˈmædʒɪˌstreɪt; -strɪt)
n
1. (Law) a public officer concerned with the administration of law.
2. (Law) another name for justice of the peace
3. (Law) NZ the former name for district court judge
[C17: from Latin magistrātus, from magister master]
ˈmagisˌtrateship n

mag•is•trate

(ˈmædʒ əˌstreɪt, -strɪt)

n.
1. a civil officer charged with the administration of the law.
2. a minor judicial officer, as a justice of the peace, having jurisdiction to try minor criminal cases and to conduct preliminary examinations of persons charged with serious crimes.
[1350–1400; < Latin magistrātus=magist(e)r master + -ātus -ate3]
mag`is•trat′i•cal (-ˈstræt ɪ kəl) adj.
mag`is•trat′i•cal•ly, adv.

magistrate

A public officer who has the power to administer the law.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magistrate - a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
justice of the peace - a local magistrate with limited powers
stipendiary, stipendiary magistrate - (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases

magistrate

noun judge, justice, provost (Scot.), bailie (Scot.), justice of the peace, J.P. The magistrate ordered them to pay £3000 compensation.
Related words
adjective magisterial

magistrate

noun
A public official who decides cases brought before a court of law in order to administer justice:
Translations
úředník se soudní pravomocí
byretsdommermagistrat
rauhantuomari
sudac nižeg suda
yfirvald; dómari
治安判事
행정관
magistratasteismo pareigūnas
miertiesnesis
úradník so súdnou právomocou
sodnik
fredsdomare
ผู้พิพากษา
sulh hakimisulh yargıcı
quan tòa

magistrate

[ˈmædʒɪstreɪt]
A. Nmagistrado/a m/f, juez mf
B. CPD magistrates' court N (in England) → juzgado m de primera instancia

magistrate

[ˈmædʒɪstreɪt] n (dealing with minor cases)juge mf d'instance magistrates' courtmagistrates' court n (British)tribunal m d'instance

magistrate

nFriedensrichter(in) m(f), → Schiedsmann m/-frau f

magistrate

[ˈmædʒɪˌstreɪt] nmagistrato

magistrate

(ˈmӕdʒistreit) noun
a person who has power to put the laws into force and sentence those guilty of lesser crimes.

magistrate

قَاضِيِ الْصُّلُحِ úředník se soudní pravomocí magistrat Verwaltungsbeamter κατώτερος δικαστικός magistrado rauhantuomari magistrat sudac nižeg suda magistrato 治安判事 행정관 magistraat forhørsdommer urzędnik mający władzę sędziowską magistrado мировой судья fredsdomare ผู้พิพากษา sulh hakimi quan tòa 地方法官
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The more the middle-aged lady meditated, the more terrified she became; and at length she determined to repair to the house of the principal magistrate of the town, and request him to secure the persons of Mr.
Now George Nupkins, Esquire, the principal magistrate aforesaid, was as grand a personage as the fastest walker would find out, between sunrise and sunset, on the twenty-first of June, which being, according to the almanacs, the longest day in the whole year, would naturally afford him the longest period for his search.
It interested him enormously, and he threw himself into it, less as a magistrate eager to know the truth, than as an amateur of dramatic embroglios, tending wholly to mystery and intrigue, who dreads nothing so much as the explanatory final act.
and then tried to prevent Rouletabille from entering the same compartment with the examining magistrate.
AN Anarchist Orator who had been struck in the face with a Dead Cat by some Respector of Law to him unknown, had the Dead Cat arrested and taken before a Magistrate.
said the Magistrate - "You who go in for the abolition of law.
The executive magistrate forms an integral part of the legislative authority.
This view of the subject will at once suggest to us the intimate connection between the duration of the executive magistrate in office and the stability of the system of administration.
If the magistrate won't give the word, what's the officer to do?
Bumble, was at once instructed that Oliver Twist and his indentures were to be conveyed before the magistrate, for signature and approval, that very afternoon.
At this very moment the soldiers, preceded by a magistrate, entered the room.
He also made a law, that those should be rewarded who found out anything for the good of the city, and that the children of those who fell in battle should be educated at the public expense; which law had never been proposed by any other legislator, though it is at present in use at Athens as well as in other cities, he would have the magistrates chosen out of the people in general, by whom he meant the three parts before spoken of; and that those who were so elected should be the particular guardians of what belonged to the public, to strangers, and to orphans.