magistrate


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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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Then let the magistrates, who have made it of no effect, thank themselves if their own wives and daughters go astray"
In that day a man will be his own property, not the property of magistrate and master.
The executive magistrate has a qualified negative on the legislative body, and the Senate, which is a part of the legislature, is a court of impeachment for members both of the executive and judiciary departments.
And as he said this, the "eye severe" of the magistrate had lost nothing of its habitual arrogance.
Why, it’s as easy, miss, to pull a rifle trigger on a magistrate as on a painter.
The magistrate cast a glance at a small note at the top of his papers.
Very well," said the Magistrate, putting on the black cap and a solemn look; "as the accused makes no defence, and is undoubtedly guilty, I sentence her to be eaten by the public executioner; and as that position happens to be vacant, I appoint you to it, without bonds.
Young man," he said, in a tone the sad irony of which I will not attempt to render, "young man, you are a lawyer and I doubt not your ability to save the guilty from conviction; but if you were a magistrate on the bench, how easy it would be for you to condemn innocent persons
About half a dozen men came forward; and, one being selected by the magistrate, he deposed that he had been out fishing the night before with his son and brother-in-law, Daniel Nugent, when, about ten o'clock, they observed a strong northerly blast rising, and they accordingly put in for port.
What's a magistrate in this case, but an impertinent, unnecessary, unconstitutional sort of interference?
But the magistrate was half blind and half childish, so he couldn't reasonably be expected to discern what other people did.
The more the middle-aged lady meditated, the more terrified she became; and at length she determined to repair to the house of the principal magistrate of the town, and request him to secure the persons of Mr.
Our master being one of the county magistrates, cases were often brought to him to settle, or say what should be done.
These principalities are liable to danger when they are passing from the civil to the absolute order of government, for such princes either rule personally or through magistrates.
He also made a law, that those should be rewarded who found out anything for the good of the city, and that the children of those who fell in battle should be educated at the public expense; which law had never been proposed by any other legislator, though it is at present in use at Athens as well as in other cities, he would have the magistrates chosen out of the people in general, by whom he meant the three parts before spoken of; and that those who were so elected should be the particular guardians of what belonged to the public, to strangers, and to orphans.