Open main menu

Wiktionary β




From magister.



magistrātus m (genitive magistrātūs); fourth declension

  1. a magistrate, official
  2. a magisterial office, civil office, magistracy
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1
      Cn. Fuluius Centumalus P. Sulpicius Galba consules cum idibus Martiis magistratum inissent, senatu in Capitolium uocato, de re publica, de administratione belli, de prouinciis exercitibusque patres consuluerunt.
      When the consuls Gnaeus Fulvius Centumalus and Publius Sulpicius Galba took up the magistracy on the Ides of March, they summoned the senate to the Capitoline Hill and consulted the senators on issues regarding the state, the handling of the war, the provinces and the armies.


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative magistrātus magistrātūs
genitive magistrātūs magistrātuum
dative magistrātuī magistrātibus
accusative magistrātum magistrātūs
ablative magistrātū magistrātibus
vocative magistrātus magistrātūs



  • magistratus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • magistratus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • magistratus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • magistratus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • meetings for the election of officers: comitia magistratibus creandis
    • to seek office: petere magistratum, honores
    • magistrates elected irregularly (i.e. either when the auspices have been unfavourable or when some formality has been neglected): magistratus vitio creati
    • to continue one's office for another year: continuare magistratum (Sall. Iug. 37. 2)
    • to prolong some one's office for another year: continuare alicui magistratum
    • civil and military offices: magistratus et imperia (Sall. Iug. 3. 1)
    • to enter into office: inire magistratum
    • to resign one's post (before the expiry of the term of office): abdicare se magistratu (Div. 2. 35)
    • to give up, lay down office (usually at the end of one's term of office): deponere magistratum
    • to give up, lay down office (usually at the end of one's term of office): abire magistratu
  • magistratus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • magistratus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin