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Pronunciation: [mˈad͡ʒɪstɹˌe͡ɪts] (IPA)

Magistrates are judicial officers who preside over local courts and perform legal functions such as dispensing justice and enforcing the law. There are various synonyms for magistrates depending on their specific role or location, such as judges, justices, arbiters, referees, bailiffs, or constables. In the United States, magistrates are also known as magisterial judges, district judges, or municipal judges. The term "solon" may refer to an ancient Greek magistrate, while "dispensator" denotes a Roman magistrate. Other regional variations include "sahib" in South Asia, "justice of the peace" in England and Wales, and "juge de proximite" in France. Regardless of their title, magistrates play a crucial role in promoting justice and upholding the rule of law.

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Usage examples for Magistrates

I sincerely trust that the magistrates will not accede to the demand for an increased force.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
I mean, therefore, to go over and speak to Mr. Nelligan, who is the only man of brains amongst the magistrates here.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The magistrates were, of course, held responsible for it.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr

Famous quotes with Magistrates

  • The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.
    Charles de Secondat
  • Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.
    Solon
  • Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.
    Xenophon
  • Authority intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud, and vain; By this the fool commands the wise, The noble with the base complies, The sot assumes the rule of wit, And cowards make the base submit.
    Butler

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