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magistracy (countable and uncountable, plural magistracies)

  1. The dignity or office of a magistrate.
    Synonym: (obsolete) magistery
    • 1901 July 5, Frank E. Foxon, “District Reports”, in The Agricultural Journal and Mining Record[1], volume 4, number 9, page 260:
      The actual amount paid was £6,483 8s, and the Auditor-General's report shows that last year this Department contributed a larger amount of revenue than any other Magistracy.
  2. The collective body of magistrates.
    Synonym: (obsolete) magistery


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “magistracy” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)