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Synonyms for magistracy

the position of magistrate

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The Old Magistrates of the Romans--Long ago among the Romans, some magistracies were Roman, some were municipal,65 some were provincial; (66) some were ordinary magistrates of various rank; (67) others were extraordinary.
The corregimiento of Quezaltenango, the high magistracies of Huehuetenango, Atitlan, Suchitepequez, Verapaz (all in modern-day Guatemala) and San Salvador and the governorship of Soconusco (the coast of modern-day Chiapas)(12) sold for between 4,000 and 6,000 pesos.
20) The crown also awarded magistracies in return for other posts that were being eliminated.
Since almost all magistracies were granted for five-year terms, and since incumbents were rarely reappointed, the payment of large sums of money in fact meant -- as Table 2 demonstrates -- that the purchaser was frequently paying more than he would receive in salary during his entire tenure in office.
43) For the prospective buyer of magistracies in Central America, the areas populated by non-Mesoamerican Indians offered few prospects for profits to be made at the expense of the native people.
Beyond lineage, the prerequisite for political participation in Ducal Tuscany was personal membership in the Council of 200, the assembly drawn from those who had passed scrutiny for magistracies.
While withholding from the Bigallo the funds needed to perform its duties, all three Dukes passed some of its duties over to other magistracies.
Beyond such administrative distinctions, these two magistracies in the center had very different approaches to peripheral localities that suggested, if not different purposes, at least a different strategic accommodation of local mentality.
In the mid-fifteenth century, eligibility for urban and rural magistracies was limited to cittadini benemeriti, or to citizens who were at least thirty years old, had paid their urban tax assessments since 1438, and had maintained a domicile in Brescia for a minimum of twenty-five years.
Recent books by Martines, Zorzi and Brackett, among others, have emphasized the progressive dismantling of the communal system of justice, based on foreign rectors and university-trained judges, and its replacement by magistracies composed of citizens without legal training, who dispensed justice more rapidly but also more arbitrarily.
The three rectors coordinated their activities with each other and with the executive magistracies to ensure that justice was administered efficiently and equitably.