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ˈmædʒ əˌstreɪt, -strɪtmag·is·trate

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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

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of magistrate in a Sentence

  1. Geoffrey Harrison:

    In his latest ruling, the magistrate judge got it wrong again. This is yet another in a long series of factually and legally incorrect rulings from this judge.

  2. 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.

  3. Grover Cleveland:

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

  4. Pankaj Nain:

    The stepfather has been arrested and is in jail. The victim has been given counseling and necessary medical care, and her statement was recorded before a magistrate.

  5. Jim Hood:

    The magistrate started pulling the bull by the horns, that lady worked hours and hours and hours, and if anybody deserves the credit in this thing, it's Judge Sally Shushan.

Images & Illustrations of magistrate

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