Definitions for magistrateˈmædʒ əˌstreɪt, -strɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. magistrate(noun)

    a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)

Wiktionary

  1. magistrate(Noun)

    A judicial officer with limited authority to administer and enforce the law. A magistrate's court may have jurisdiction in civil or criminal cases, or both.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magistrate(noun)

    a person clothed with power as a public civil officer; a public civil officer invested with the executive government, or some branch of it

  2. Origin: [L. magistratus, fr. magister master: cf. F. magistrat. See Master.]

Freebase

  1. Magistrate

    A magistrate is an officer of the state; in modern usage the term usually refers to a judge. This was not always the case; in ancient Rome, a magistratus was one of the highest government officers and possessed both judicial and executive powers. Today, in common law systems, a magistrate has limited law enforcement and administration authority. In civil law systems, a magistrate might be a judge in a superior court; the magistrates' court might have jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases. A related, but not always equivalent, term is chief magistrate, which historically can denote a political and administrative officer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Magistrate

    maj′is-trāt, n. a person entrusted with the power of putting the laws in force: a justice of the peace.—n. Mag′istracy, the office or dignity of a magistrate: the body of magistrates.—adj. Mag′istral, magisterial: specially prescribed or made up, as a medicine: effectual.—n. (fort.) the guiding line determining the other positions: a special preacher in Spanish cathedrals, &c.—n. Magistrand′, an arts student ready to proceed to graduation, at Aberdeen.—adj. Magistrat′ic. [O. Fr.,—L. magistratus, magister.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'magistrate' in Nouns Frequency: #1441

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magistrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magistrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    Obscenity is what happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.

  2. Grover Cleveland:

    Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.

  3. Attorney General Luis Inacio Adams:

    It is forbidden for a magistrate to express by any means of communication his opinion on a process before it is judged.

  4. Bertrand Russell:

    It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of exact legal definition in the practice of the Courts, it means 'anything that shocks the magistrate.'

  5. William Waters:

    It could eventually go to the special magistrate, evidence had to be documented as to what the gentleman found when he went to visit the place on that Sunday.

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