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magistrate

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Definition a judge or judicial official
The exact meaning of magistrate varies widely depending upon the context. For example:
  • in the U.S. federal court:  assists district court judges by handling minor offenses or administrative tasks such as preliminary hearings (often referred to as a magistrate judge rather than just a magistrate)
  • in some U.S. states:  a judge in the state court
  • in France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and other civil law countries:  a sitting magistrate is a judge and a standing magistrate is a prosecutor
  • in England:  may be a volunteer without formal legal training who performs a judicial role with regard to minor matters
  • in ancient Rome:  a powerful officer with both judicial and executive power
  • The local magistrate insisted on a cash payment for the speeding ticket.
magistrate = judge
  • The magistrate set bail at $10,000.
  • magistrate = judge
  • In the United States federal courts, magistrates assist district court judges.
  • magistrates = judges (of minor offenses or administrative tasks such as preliminary hearings)
  • 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
  • magistrate = judge
  • undergoing stern question before a magistrate
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • magistrate = judge
  • But the case has to come before a magistrate now;
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • magistrate = judge
  • 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
  • magistrate = judge
  • The magistrate and the ministers will examine you.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • I'm merely the magistrate of the district.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • magistrate = judge (or investigating authority)
  • "Goodwife Cruff," the magistrate called back the departing woman.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • The constable looked to the magistrate for orders.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • Even the magistrate's stern lips twisted slightly.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • "A good suggestion," agreed the magistrate, relieved to have an end to the matter.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • The magistrate had not interrupted this speech.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • "Now Prudence," the magistrate continued.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • The magistrate leaned to take the pen out of the small fingers.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • The magistrate glanced at the writing and handed the copybook to Gershom Bulkeley.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • With one trusting look up at his face, Prudence walked steadily toward the magistrate's table.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • The magistrate waited till this outburst was over.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • magistrate = judge
  • Her eyes were fastened levelly on the magistrate.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
magistrate = judge

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