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magistrate
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • Elizabeth soon perceived, that though this great lady was not in commission of the peace of the county, she was a most active magistrate in her own parish, the minutest concerns of which were carried to her by Mr. Collins; and whenever any of the cottagers were disposed to be quarrelsome, discontented, or too poor, she sallied forth into the village to settle their differences, silence their complaints, and scold them into harmony and plenty.

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  • The local magistrate insisted on a cash payment for the speeding ticket.
  • I’m merely the magistrate of the district.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca

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