Magistrate meaning
[maj-uh-streyt, -strit]
Definitions of magistrate is:
  • noun magistrate
    a civil officer charged with the administration of the law.
  • noun magistrate
    a minor judicial officer, as a justice of the peace or the judge of a police court, having jurisdiction to try minor criminal cases and to conduct preliminary examinations of persons charged with serious crimes.
  • noun magistrate
    A civil officer or lay judge who administers the law, especially one who conducts a court that deals with minor offenses and holds preliminary hearings for more serious ones.