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magistracy

[ maj-uh-struh-see ]
/ ˈmædʒ ə strə si /
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noun, plural mag·is·tra·cies.
the office or function of a magistrate.
a body of magistrates.
the district under a magistrate.
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Also mag·is·tra·ture [maj-uh-strey-cher]. /ˈmædʒ əˌstreɪ tʃər/.

Origin of magistracy

First recorded in 1570–80; magistr(ate) + -acy
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British Dictionary definitions for magistracy

magistracy

magistrature (ˈmædʒɪstrəˌtjʊə)

/ (ˈmædʒɪstrəsɪ) /

noun plural -cies or -tures
the office or function of a magistrate
magistrates collectively
the district under the jurisdiction of a magistrate
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