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Definition of Magistrate

Magistrate

  1. A person clothed with power as a public civil officer; a public civil officer invested with the executive government, or some branch of it.

Magistrate Quotations

No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Any institution which does not suppose the people good, and the magistrate corruptible, is evil.
Maximilien Robespierre

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.
Edward Gibbon

Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.
James K. Polk

Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate is ordained by God to punish those who do evil.
Richard Land
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Magistrate Translations

magistrate in German is richterlicher Beamter
magistrate in Italian is magistrato
magistrate in Swedish is polisdomare