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magistracy

[maj-uh-struh-see] /ˈmædʒ ə strə si/
noun, plural magistracies.
1.
the office or function of a magistrate.
2.
a body of magistrates.
3.
the district under a magistrate.
Also, magistrature
[maj-uh-strey-cher] /ˈmædʒ əˌstreɪ tʃər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; magistr(ate) + -acy
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Examples from the web for magistracy
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for magistracy

magistracy

/ˈmædʒɪstrəsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies, -tures
1.
the office or function of a magistrate
2.
magistrates collectively
3.
the district under the jurisdiction of a magistrate
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