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Another word for magistrate

  1. A public official who decides cases brought before a court of law in order to administer justice

      1. A judicial officer with varying responsibilities depending on the country.
      2. In some states, a magistrate with jurisdiction over a small district, authorized to decide minor cases, commit persons to trial in a higher court, perform marriages, etc.
      3. An official, especially one associated with a town or county, with judicial power over certain civil cases involving small amounts of damages and certain criminal cases involving minor offenses, as well as exercising other limited powers, such as the power to perform marriages and to authorize arrests.
      1. (Law) A judge on the highest court of a government, such as a judge on the US Supreme Court.
      2. The title of a justice of court.
      3. The administration, system, methods, or procedures of law:
      1. One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
      2. An expert in law; scholar or writer in the field of law
      3. Judge
      1. A student of jurisprudence; jurist
      2. One learned in the law; a jurist.
      1. A person designated to determine the winner in a contest, settle a controversy, etc.
      2. One who makes estimates as to worth, quality, or fitness:
      3. An elected or appointed public official with authority to hear and decide cases in a court of law
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Another word for magistrate

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