This page has 6 definitions of magistrate in English, Afrikaans, and French. Magistrate is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
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English magistrate definition
magistrate (plural magistrates)
- (law) A judicial officer with limited authority to administer and enforce the law. A magistrate's court may have jurisdiction in civil or criminal cases, or both.
- (historical) A high official of the state or a municipality in ancient Greece or Rome.
- (historical, by extension) A comparable official in medieval or modern institutions.
- (Quebec) A master's degree.
- chief magistrate
Afrikaans magistrate definition
- plural of
French magistrate definition
- magistrate (female)