- magistral line,
- magistrate's court,
- magistrates' court,
Origin of magistrate
Examples from the Web for magistrate
But Jackson disregarded him and went straight to the magistrate.
She had thought it legal as the greyhounds were muzzled and the magistrate gave her an absolute discharge.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’|The Telegraph|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The magistrate was informed that Loewen had already told authorities that his wife oversaw the family finances.
On Friday afternoon, Loewen was brought in shackles before U.S. Magistrate Karen Humphreys in federal court in Wichita.
The magistrate said to the wife, Deborah Loewen, “I know all of this must be upsetting.”
This you heard, while under examination before the magistrate you have named?Wyandotte|James Fenimore Cooper
The man Josephine had noticed standing in the shadow came forward and murmured a few words in the magistrate's ear.The Exploits of Juve|Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
If he is a notorious spendthrift they outlaw him by means of a writ presented to the magistrate.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden
The magistrate told them to pay their fees, and go home, and mix a little wisdom with their merriment in future.Mornings at Bow Street|John Wight
If they had arrested you when they saw you had no papers; if they had carried you before a magistrate—eh?The Clique of Gold|Emile Gaboriau
Word Origin for magistrate
late 14c., "civil officer in charge of administering laws," from Old French magistrat, from Latin magistratus "a magistrate, public functionary," originally "magisterial rank or office," from magistrare "serve as a magistrate," from magister "chief, director" (see master). Related: Magistracy.