magistrate Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "magistrate" - English Dictionary

See all translations

magistratenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmædʒ.ɪ.streɪt/ /-strət/ UK (US magistrate judge)
C1 a person who acts as a judge in a law court that deals with crimes that are less serious: He will appear before the magistrates tomorrow. Greenway appeared at Bow Street Magistrates' Court to face seven charges of accepting bribes.
More examples
  • He was hauled up in front of a magistrate.
  • If he doesn't pay the fine soon, he'll be up before the magistrate.
  • Paul is a magistrate.
  • I'm doing a course for magistrates.
  • How do you become a magistrate?.
Translations of “magistrate”
in Vietnamese quan tòa…
in Spanish magistrado…
in Thai ผู้พิพากษา…
in Malaysian majistret…
in French magistrat…
in German der Friedensrichter…
in Chinese (Traditional) (審理輕微案件的)地方法官…
in Indonesian hakim…
in Russian судья (низшей инстанции)…
in Turkish sulh yargıcı, sulh hukuk hâkimi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (审理轻微案件的)地方法官…
in Polish sędzia (pokoju)…
(Definition of magistrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of magistrate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “magistrate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More