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One entry found for magistrate.
Main Entry: mag·is·trate
Pronunciation: primarystressmaj-schwa-secondarystressstramacrt, -strschwat
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English magestrat "magistrate," from Latin magistratus (same meaning), from magister "master, one who holds a higher political office" --related to MAESTRO, MASTER
1 : a chief officer of government (as over a nation) <the president is the chief magistrate>
2 : a local official with some judicial power

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