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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.]
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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
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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.
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magistrate

A public officer who has the power to administer the law.
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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
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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
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magistrate

noun
A public official who decides cases brought before a court of law in order to administer justice:
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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
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magistrate

[ˈmædʒɪstreɪt] n (dealing with minor cases)juge mf d'instance magistrates' courtmagistrates' court n (British)tribunal m d'instance
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

magistrate

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

[ˈmædʒɪˌstreɪt] nmagistrato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

magistrate

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