magistracy

[maj-uh-struh-see]

noun, plural mag·is·tra·cies.

the office or function of a magistrate.
a body of magistrates.
the district under a magistrate.

Nearby words

  1. maginot,
  2. maginot line,
  3. magisterial,
  4. magisterium,
  5. magistery,
  6. magistral,
  7. magistral line,
  8. magistrate,
  9. magistrate's court,
  10. magistrates' court

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)

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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