See also: Magistrate

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From Latin magistrātus.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmæd͡ʒɪstɹeɪt/, /ˈmæd͡ʒɪstɹət/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧gis‧trate

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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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  1. plural of magistraat

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ma.ʒis.tʁat/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧gis‧tra‧te
  • (file)

Noun edit

magistrate f (plural magistrates)

  1. female equivalent of magistrat: female magistrate