Magistrate

a person who hears the cases and makes the decisions in a magistrates court - a member of the community, not a trained lawyer

Magistrate

A magistrate is an officer of the state; in modern usage, the term usually refers to a judge. This was not always the case; in ancient Rome, a magistratus was one of the highest government officers and possessed both judicial and executive powers. Today, in common law systems, a magistrate has limited law enforcement and administration authority. ...
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magistrate

another term for *Justice of the Peace
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magistrate

Person without formal legal training authorised to sit in judgement.
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Magistrate

• (n.) A person clothed with power as a public civil officer; a public civil officer invested with the executive government, or some branch of it.
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magistrate

(from the article `Chinese law`) All citizens had an obligation to denounce wrongdoers to the magistrate`s office of the local county (xian), an office that on certain days of the ... ...were the actual administrators. These included prefects, whose positions were divided into several grades according to an area`s size and ... The Se...
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Magistrate

(n) Magistrate is the person authorized to perform the duties of the judge in a court, place of judicial authority or judicial functions specially entrusted on them. In certain statues the administrative executives of a province are also considered as magistrate
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Magistrate

1) In the U.S., a generic term for a court judge. 2) In a few U.S. states, a justice of the peace or other lower-level officer of the court, with limited power to hear certain types of cases, such as small claims lawsuits or minor crimes, or to conduct particular types of proceedings, such as preliminary hearings. 3) In U.S. federal district courts...
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Magistrate

Mag'is·trate noun [ Latin magistratus , from magister master: confer French magistrat . See Master .] A person clothed with power as a public civil officer; a public civil officer invested with the executive government, or some branch of it. 'All Christian rulers and mag...
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magistrate

a civil officer empowered to administer the law.
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Magistrate

A judge whose civil and criminal jurisdiction is limited by law. In federal court, a judicial officer who is assigned numerous trial and pretrial responsibilities.
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magistrate

a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law
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Magistrate

A Magistrate is a 'junior judge', they serve in lower courts of law and hear minor offences.
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Magistrate

A public civil officer, invested with some part of the legislative, executive, or judicial power given by the constitution. In a narrower sense this term includes only inferior judicial officers, as justices of the peace.The president of the United States is the chief magistrate of this nation; the governors are the chief magistrates of their respe...
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magistrate

civil officer who enforces the law.
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magistrate

In English law, a person who presides in a magistrates' court: either a justice of the peace (with no legal qualifications, and unpaid) or a stipendiary magistrate. Stipendiary magistrates are paid,...
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magistrate

In English law, a person who presides in a magistrates' court: either a justice of the peace (with no legal qualifications, and unpaid) or a stipendiary magistrate. Stipendiary magistrates are paid, qualified lawyers working mainly in London and major cities
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magistrate

Judicial officer exercising some of the functions of a judge. It also refers in a general way to a judge.
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magistrate

Local judicial official having limited original jurisdiction, especially in criminal cases. Also often used to refer to a judge.
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magistrate

magistrate 1. A public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice. 2. A judge in a lower court whose jurisdiction is limited to the trial of misdemeanors and the conduct of preliminary hearings on more serious charges. 3. A minor law officer or member of a local judiciary with extremely limited powers; such as, a jus...
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Magistrate

Magistrates are members of the public who voluntarily give up their time to preside over magistrates' courts. They need have no formal legal qualifications, although they are trained in court procedures.
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Magistrate

Magistrates are members of the public who voluntarily give up their time to preside over magistrates' courts. They need have no formal legal qualifications, although they are trained in court procedures.
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magistrate

n. 1) a generic term for any judge of a court, or anyone officially performing a judge's functions. 2) in a few states, an officer of the court at the lowest level who hears small claims lawsuits, serves as a judge for charges of minor crimes and/or conducts preliminary hearings in criminal cases to determine if there is enough evidence presented b...
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