A civil officer or lay judge who administers the law, esp. one who conducts a court that deals with minor offenses and holds preliminary hearings for more serious ones
a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)
A magistrate is a judicial officer; in ancient Rome, the word magistratus denoted one of the highest government officers with judicial and executive powers. Today, in common law systems, a magistrate has limited law enforcement and administration authority. ...
The Magistrate (Il magistrato) is a 1959 Italian drama film directed by Luigi Zampa. It was a co-production with Spain and France. ...
(Magistrates (band)) Magistrates were an indie-soul quartet hailing from Essex, England.
(Magistrates (comics)) The Magistrates are the police force of the fictional nation of Genosha in the Marvel Comics Universe. They were created by Chris Claremont and debuted in Uncanny X-Men #235 (October 1988).
(Magistrates) To be an Indian magistrate entailed the power to enforce white colonial legislation upon Native communities. ...
(Magistrates) act as judges working around the clock, issuing warrants of arrest, presiding over trials of small claims, ($5,000 or less), and performing marriages. Their offices are usually located in or near the courthouse. The state has 719 magistrates in every county. ...
Judicial officer exercising some of the functions of a judge. It also refers in a general way to a judge.
An inferior judicial officer, such as a justice of the peace.
To dream of a magistrate, foretells that you will be harassed with threats of law suits and losses in your business. See Judge and Jury.
a person who acts as a judge in a magistrates' court
Local judicial official having limited original jurisdiction, especially in criminal cases. Also, often used to refer to a judge.
The court officer who presides in the Magistrates Court and makes all findings about law and fact, imposes sentences and awards damages.
In Tasmania, an appropriately qualified legal practitioner who has been appointed as a magistrate to the Magistrates Court of Tasmania. See the Magistrates Court Act 1987 section 8.
[Haw'n: Lunakānāwai 'Apana] In early Hawai'i, a government officer empowered to issue warrants or orders for the arrest & commitment to prison at hard labor of persons refusing sevice under their contracts until such time as they returned to service. (Beechert, 1985)
determines whether arrest and search warrants should be issued based on probable cause; makes initial decision about a defendant´s bond status.
Used generally, this title means a judge. In Texas, it can also be a quasi-judicial officer who has the authority to set bail.
Often used to refer to a municipal court judge. A.R.S. § 1-215 provides a broad definition that includes all those judicial officers having the power to issue a warrant for arrest, i.e., a supreme court justice, superior court judges, justice of the peace courts and municipal courts.
Person without formal legal training authorised to sit in judgement.
A Magistrate is a sworn court official assigned to perform certain functions.
1. a civil officer administering the law. 2. an official conducting a court for minor cases and preliminary hearings.
an officer of the court, who may exercise some of the authority of a federal district court judge, including the authority to conduct a jury or non-jury trial.
Person who performs the functions of a judge but does not have power to issue a court order. Judges sometimes pass work to magistrates or masters, who in turn make recommendations to the judge about case.
A person who is not a judge but who is authorized to hear and decide certain types of cases. For example, family support magistrates hear cases involving child support.
An inferior officer that deals with lesser offenses.