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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An official with the power to put laws into effect.

Usage examples (37)
  • I am again called upon by the voice of my country to execute the functions of its Chief magistrate.
  • "Generally, in Commonwealth countries, of which we are a member state, the term magistrate is used to refer only to lay judicial officers.
  • The old woman shivered at the word magistrate, and fell trembling on her knees.
  • Young is scheduled to appear in magistrate court on the charges in the next few weeks. for more
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