noun, plural magistracies.
the office or function of a magistrate.
a body of magistrates.
the district under a magistrate.
Also, magistrature [maj-uh-strey-cher] .

1570–80; magistr(ate) + -acy Unabridged
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magistracy or magistrature (ˈmædʒɪstrəsɪ, ˈmædʒɪstrəˌtjʊə)
n , pl -cies, -tures
1.  the office or function of a magistrate
2.  magistrates collectively
3.  the district under the jurisdiction of a magistrate
magistrature or magistrature

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The whole judicial fabric, from the king's sovereign authority to the lowest office of magistracy, has no other foundation.
Yet this did not herald a new, more cordial relationship with the magistracy.
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