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MAGISTRATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does magistrate mean? 

MAGISTRATE (noun)
  The noun MAGISTRATE has 1 sense:

1. a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

  Familiarity information: MAGISTRATE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAGISTRATE (noun)


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Meaning:

A public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

judge; magistrate; jurist; justice

Hypernyms ("magistrate" is a kind of...):

adjudicator (a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes)

functionary; official (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "magistrate"):

alcalde (a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town)

trier (one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case)

trial judge (a judge in a trial court)

stipendiary; stipendiary magistrate (paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases)

recorder (a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs)

qadi (an Islamic judge)

praetor; pretor (an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic)

ordinary (a judge of a probate court)

justiciar; justiciary (formerly a high judicial officer)

justice of the peace (a local magistrate with limited powers)

doge (formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa)

Daniel (a wise and upright judge)

chief justice (the judge who presides over a supreme court)

Instance hyponyms:

Samson ((Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah)


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