magistracy magistracy

Definition(s):

  • (n) the position of magistrate

Usage(s):

  1. The opinion is general that a man of Walker's strip is unthinkable for the chief magistracy of the greatest city in the world.
  2. After Tom Jones, which Fielding published when he was 41, the government gave him a small sinecure, the magistracy of Westminster.

News

  • Morning Minutes, April 6

    triumvirate trahy-UHM-ver-it, -vuh-reyt noun; any group or set of three; Roman history. the office or magistracy of a triumvir; a government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly; a coalition of three magistrates or rulers for joint administration; any association of three in office or authority.
    on April 6, 2014     Source: The Harrisburg Daily Register

Quotes

  1. Jefferson added, "An ELECTIVE DESPOTISM was not the government we fought for; but one ...... in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits,...
    on Apr 26, 2005 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: The Baltimore Chronicle

  2. "Among other things, this will entail setting up a new co-ordinating and management structure for the system at every level, from national to local, bringing together the judiciary and magistracy," President Thabo Mbeki said in his State of the...
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Thabo Mbeki Source: AllAfrica.com

  3. "When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistracy, there can be then no liberty. Again there is no liberty, if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive...
    on May 4, 2005 By: Baron de Montesquieu Source: Cape Gazette

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