magistrate

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English[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmædʒɪstɹeɪt/, /ˈmædʒɪstɹət/
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin magistratus.

Noun[edit]

magistrate ‎(plural magistrates)

  1. (law) A judicial officer with limited authority to administer and enforce the law. A magistrate's court may have jurisdiction in civil or criminal cases, or both.
  2. (historical) A high official of the state or a municipality in ancient Greece or Rome.
  3. (historical, by extension) A comparable official in medieval or modern institutions.
  4. (Quebec) A master's degree.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

magistrate

  1. plural of magistraat

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

magistrate f ‎(plural magistrates, masculine magistrat)

  1. magistrate (female)