Associations to the word «Magistrate»


MAGISTRATE, noun. (legal) 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.
MAGISTRATE, noun. (Quebec) A master's degree

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

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