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magistrate

noun [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.
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  • 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)…
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