magistracy

[ maj-uh-struh-see ]
/ ˈmædʒ ə strə si /

noun, plural mag·is·tra·cies.

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