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a public official who decides cases brought before a court of law in order to administer justice

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a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)

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Jinks, that you have very little to laugh at,' said the magistrate.
said the magistrate, when the statement was finished.
Nothing but vigorous measures will do in these times, Grummer,' said the magistrate, in a determined manner.
Very good,' said the magistrate, signing the warrants.
Her constitution, notwithstanding, makes the executive magistrate appointable by the legislative department; and the members of the judiciary by the executive department.
Yet we find not only this express exception, with respect to the members of the irferior courts, but that the chief magistrate, with his executive council, are appointable by the legislature; that two members of the latter are triennially displaced at the pleasure of the legislature; and that all the principal offices, both executive and judiciary, are filled by the same department.
But, as it chanced to be immediately under his nose, it followed, as a matter of course, that he looked all over his desk for it, without finding it; and happening in the course of his search to look straight before him, his gaze encountered the pale and terrified face of Oliver Twist: who, despite all the admonitory looks and pinches of Bumble, was regarding the repulsive countenance of his future master, with a mingled expression of horror and fear, too palpable to be mistaken, even by a half-blind magistrate.
said the examining magistrate, surprised at seeing us still in the carriage.
He moved nearer to the examining magistrate and, drawing a copy of the "Matin" from his pocket, he showed it to him and said:
Quite sure," the magistrate continued, smiling, "because I remember the Doctor saying to me, while he was examining the wound,
Here the examining magistrate readily confirmed the decision of the doctor that, if the murderer had pressed her throat a few seconds longer, Mademoiselle Stangerson would have died of strangulation.
And, pulling out the drawer to its full length, the magistrate at first alighted on about twenty bulbs, carefully arranged and ticketed, and then on the paper parcel, which had remained in exactly the same state as it was when delivered by the unfortunate Cornelius de Witt to his godson.
The magistrate broke the seals, tore off the envelope, cast an eager glance on the first leaves which met his eye and then exclaimed, in a terrible voice, --
Don't pretend to be ignorant, Mynheer van Baerle," answered the magistrate.
Cornelius, in mute stupefaction, embraced his old nurse, who was in a swoon; shook hands with his servants, who were bathed in tears, and followed the magistrate, who put him in a coach as a prisoner of state and had him driven at full gallop to the Hague.