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The local magistrate insisted on a cash payment for the speeding ticket.
  a judge or civil authority who conducts a court — especially one dealing with minor offenses or preliminary hearings for major offenses
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magistrate magistrates magistracy
Strongly Associated with:   magisterial
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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
  • The chief saluted the magistrate, and...
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • But the case has to come before a magistrate now;
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India

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  • Mr Fraser is an Englishman, a retired magistrate, and he insisted on telling me at length about some of his cases.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • as an examining magistrate, Ivan Ilych felt that everyone without exception, even the most important and self-satisfied, was in his power
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • When the magistrate sentences "strokes with a light cane".
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • undergoing stern question before a magistrate
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Magistrates do that.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • It came as no surprise when Nathan told me she was a magistrate.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • Could the magistrate for one moment hold the Cruffs’ word against a man like William?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • He was the Game Warden, the Magistrate, the Director of Economic Opportunity, Warden of the Roads, Civil Defense Director, and held countless smaller titles.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Tata’s plan was to speak to Pompeii’s magistrates — the men elected to lead the city.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
  • His mother was a federal magistrate, his father, a law professor.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Mr. Fogg and his two companions took their places on a bench opposite the desks of the magistrate and his clerk.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • He seems to have overdone it with a couple of young recruits on the ploughed field at home and unknown to him the son of the local magistrate was watching.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The magistrates shivered under a single bite of his finger.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • To beard a magistrate in his stronghold, and on the Sabbath, too!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • However, when I was brought before the examining magistrate a week later, I noticed that he eyed me with distinct curiosity.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • I will go to the very first magistrate, and expose you.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Hall, assisted by Wadgers, went off to find Mr. Shuckleforth, the magistrate, and take his advice.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • The men placed the rug upright in the middle of the court, before the magistrate.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The servant instantly showed it to one of the others, who, without saying a word to any of the family, went to a magistrate; and, upon their deposition, Justine was apprehended.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • As no attempt was made to prevent it, the door was opened, and a magistrate, wearing his official scarf, presented himself, followed by four soldiers and a corporal.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Frederick, it was said, intended to bring against them twenty men all armed with guns, and he had already bribed the magistrates and police, so that if he could once get hold of the title-deeds of Animal Farm they would ask no questions.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • In the sixth Christian century lived Procopius, a Christian magistrate of Constantinople, in the days when Justinian was Emperor and Belisarius general.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • They were relating the matter, and each one was expressing enthusiasm over the cleverness of the magistrate.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Mr. Bumble, was at once instructed that Oliver Twist and his indentures were to be conveyed before the magistrate, for signature and approval, that very afternoon.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • This is wanting in the police report, where more stress is laid, perhaps, upon the platitudes of the magistrate than upon the details, which to an observer contain the vital essence of the whole matter.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The magistrates allowed us a little guard during the night, and we employed a centinel with a kind of halbert for three pence a day.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • —A magistrate of Lucca.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Of late years, however, since his children were growing up, he had begun to value respectability, and had had himself made a magistrate; a position for which he was admirably fitted, because of his strong conservatism and his contempt for "foreigners."
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Telemakhos has care of all your garden plots and fields, and holds the public honor of a magistrate, feasting and being feasted.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He waited upon the Dutch magistrate, and in his distress he knocked over loudly at the door.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • And which is the convenient end, seems, in my humble opinion to be left to every man’s conscience, or at least in the power of the chief magistrate to determine.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • "Tell her she shall be put in the stocks if she does not take herself off," replied the magistrate.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Even before the first magistrate looked down on him, Joe had developed a fine stable of hates toward the whole world he knew.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • —to that eternal doctor swab, and tell him to pipe all hands—magistrates and sich—and he’ll lay ’cause aboard at the Admiral Benbow—all old Flint’s crew, man and boy, all on ’cause that’s left.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • The magistrates in Coventry are losing their patience and if Malachy McCourt doesn’t stop the bloody nonsense he’ll be kicked out of the country entirely.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Papa’s grandfather was a judge, at one point a magistrate for the small, lovely island of Miyajima.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Few years’ time half of them magistrates and civil servants.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "Who is this fellow?" he asked: "The magistrate," Ursula answered disconsolately.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Then they can be released on bail on some charge like disturbing the peace, and whatever fine there is will be paid before the magistrate tomorrow—by messenger.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Before this boy, who was reputed to be a great scholar, and was very good-looking, and at least half-a-dozen years my senior, I was carried as before a magistrate.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Sometimes the courts, sometimes the town council; but most of all, the magistrate.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • It had been with very bad grace that he had chosen to make a public apology rather than resign his magistracy.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • "He! he!" replied the fat magistrate, half aroused, "it’s tolerably jolly, that’s a fact."
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Covered with his black veil, he stood before the chief magistrate, the council, and the representatives, and wrought so deep an impression, that the legislative measures of that year were characterized by all the gloom and piety of our earliest ancestral sway.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • Their fathers were magistrates, the fellows said.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • To avoid this kind of embarrassment, the Quakers have of late years been gradually declining the public service in the Assembly and in the magistracy, choosing rather to quit their power than their principle.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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