[ UK /mˈæd‍ʒɪstɹˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈmædʒəˌstɹeɪt, ˈmædʒɪˌstɹeɪt/ ]
  1. a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)
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How To Use magistrate In A Sentence

  • The cognomen Maro is in origin a magistrate's title used by Etruscans and Umbrians, but cognomina were a recent fashion in the first century B.C. and were selected by parents of the middle classes largely by accident. Vergil
  • And had I made the observation sooner," continued the magistrate, "I might have spared myself a good deal of trouble and a headache which extends from my occiput to my sinciput. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
  • Painter and decorator Geoffrey Jenks was so shocked when he failed a roadside breath test, he felt his Cokes must have been spiked, Kennet magistrates in Devizes heard on Tuesday.
  • Newspapers have, however, reported that prosecutors are convinced the investigating magistrate in charge of a corruption and fraud inquiry involving the regional governments of the Balearic Islands and Valencia will soon officially name him as a suspect in the case. Spain's king blocks scandal-hit son-in-law from royal duties
  • His wife, Belinda, recently retired as a magistrate on the Kennet bench after 22 years and now the couple can enjoy their retirement.
  • The accused is linked to the bombing that took place in Abuja," said Hein Louw, the magistrate overseeing the court proceeding. Nigerian militant leader charged over car bombs on independence day
  • He is due to appear before magistrates in connection with a public order offence.
  • The magistrates agreed to the defence counsel's application for the defendants' costs to be taxed and paid out of central funds.
  • Local people demanded that the District Magistrate apprehend the miscreants.
  • He is due to appear before magistrates in connection with a public order offence.
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