[ UK /mˈæd‍ʒɪstɹəsi/ ]
  1. the position of magistrate
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How To Use magistracy In A Sentence

  • A Government minister cannot bargain with individual members of the magistracy.
  • Always united in the purpose of regulating the affairs of the whole Union by the standard of the slaveholding interest, the disproportionate numbers of this section in the electoral colleges have enabled them, in ten out of twelve quadriennial elections, to confer the chief magistracy on one of their own citizens. Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.
  • But in France the magistracy is unfortunately overwise and very consequential; it inquires into the spirit of the law. Ursula
  • Gulou district of Nanjing has been the territory where the Republic of the magistracy, foreign embassies and dignitaries used to live and concentrate.
  • You punish a number of individuals who have been advanced under the existing order of things to the highest offices in the magistracy of the city; I say you punish, because to degrade is to punish. At the Bar of the House of Lords
  • The oldest and most important magistracy was the consulship , which can best be described as a dual prime ministership or presidency .
  • This testimony was the specifical and essential mark whereby the apostleship was distinguished from other magistracy ecclesiastical; as being necessary for an Apostle either to have seen our Saviour after his resurrection or to have conversed with him before, and seen his works, and other arguments of his divinity, whereby they might be taken for sufficient witnesses. Leviathan
  • Dangers fly back, run from, and shun me whithersoever I go, seven leagues around, as in the presence of the sovereign a subordinate magistracy is eclipsed; or as clouds and darkness quite evanish at the bright coming of a radiant sun; or as all sores and sicknesses did suddenly depart at the approach of the body of St. Martin a Quande. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • For example, Elphinstone noted a number of expressions of the single institution of chelwashtee or the temporary magistracy granted to an individual by the maliks or heads of families in each khel or lineage among the "pastoral merchant carriers" of the daman. 71 Elphinstone also discussed how external political involvement led to the emergence of a chief among the daman tribes who was so strong as to warrant the military despot label. Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier
  • The magistracy was usually considered a necessary precondition for entry into the Roman Senate.
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