Also mag·is·tra·ture [maj-uh-strey-cher] /ˈmædʒ əˌstreɪ tʃər/.
Origin of magistracy
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Examples from the Web for magistracy
He had taken to himself every title, united every magistracy in his person.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The select judges are to be appointed by the magistrates, who are to choose one from every magistracy.
All magistrates, whatever be their tenure of office, must give an account of their magistracy.
But why should we be obedient to the magistracy for God's sake?
This is said of magistracy in general, and is a doctrine for every one (to receive).
- the office or function of a magistrate
- magistrates collectively
- the district under the jurisdiction of a magistrate
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