magistracy

[ maj-uh-struh-see ]
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noun,plural mag·is·tra·cies.
  1. the office or function of a magistrate.

  2. a body of magistrates.

  1. the district under a magistrate.

Origin of magistracy

1
First recorded in 1570–80; magistr(ate) + -acy
  • Also mag·is·tra·ture [maj-uh-strey-cher]. /ˈmædʒ əˌstreɪ tʃər/.

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British Dictionary definitions for magistracy

magistracy

magistrature (ˈmædʒɪstrəˌtjʊə)

/ (ˈmædʒɪstrəsɪ) /


nounplural -cies or -tures
  1. the office or function of a magistrate

  2. magistrates collectively

  1. the district under the jurisdiction of a magistrate

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