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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

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

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

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.
Grover Cleveland

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

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