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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The position, function, or term of office of a magistrate.
  • n. A body of magistrates.
  • n. The district under jurisdiction of a magistrate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office or dignity of a magistrate.
  • n. The collective body of magistrates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office or dignity of a magistrate.
  • n. The collective body of magistrates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or dignity of a magistrate.
  • n. The body of magistrates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the position of magistrate

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