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used in Frankenstein

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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 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.
    Chapter 7 (84% in)
  • Mr. Kirwin is a magistrate, and you are to give an account of the death of a gentleman who was found murdered here last night.
    Chapter 20 (96% in)
  • I was soon introduced into the presence of the magistrate, an old benevolent man with calm and mild manners.
    Chapter 21 (0% in)
  • About half a dozen men came forward; and, one being selected by the magistrate, he deposed that he had been out fishing the night before with his son and brother-in-law, Daniel Nugent, when, about ten o'clock, they observed a strong northerly blast rising, and they accordingly put in for port.
    Chapter 21 (2% in)
  • The magistrate observed me with a keen eye and of course drew an unfavourable augury from my manner.
    Chapter 21 (10% in)
  • I was accordingly conducted, by the magistrate and several other persons, to the inn.
    Chapter 21 (19% in)
  • The examination, the presence of the magistrate and witnesses, passed like a dream from my memory when I saw the lifeless form of Henry Clerval stretched before me.
    Chapter 21 (22% in)
  • My change of manner surprised and pleased the magistrate; perhaps he thought that my former exclamation was a momentary return of delirium, and now he instantly resumed his former benevolence.
    Chapter 21 (62% in)
  • The magistrate listened to me with attention and kindness.
    Chapter 23 (71% in)
  • The magistrate appeared at first perfectly incredulous, but as I continued he became more attentive and interested; I saw him sometimes shudder with horror; at others a lively surprise, unmingled with disbelief, was painted on his countenance.
    Chapter 23 (77% in)
  • It is your duty as a magistrate, and I believe and hope that your feelings as a man will not revolt from the execution of those functions on this occasion.
    Chapter 23 (80% in)
  • As I spoke, rage sparkled in my eyes; the magistrate was intimidated.
    Chapter 23 (89% in)
  • But to a Genevan magistrate, whose mind was occupied by far other ideas than those of devotion and heroism, this elevation of mind had much the appearance of madness.
    Chapter 23 (97% in)

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