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Definition of 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

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

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

Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
Bertrand Russell

We do not accost a physician as we do any mere nobody; nor a magistrate as we do a private individual. We try to get some advantage from the skill of the one and the position of the other. Walk in the sun, and your shadow will follow you, whether you will or not.
Saint Basil

So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
Robert Barclay
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Magistrate Translations

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