Magistrate

Mag"is*trate

(?), n. [L. magistratus, fr. magister master: cf. F. magistrat. See Master.] A person clothed with power as a public civil officer; a public civil officer invested with the executive government, or some branch of it. "All Christian rulers and magistrates." Book of Com. Prayer.
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Of magistrates some also are supreme, in whom the sovereign power of the state resides; others are subordinate.
Blackstone.
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Mag`is*trat"ic

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Mag`is*trat"ic*al

(?), } a. Of, pertaining to, or proceeding from, a magistrate; having the authority of a magistrate. Jer. Taylor.
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