magistracy


mag·is·tra·cy

noun \ˈma-jə-strə-sē\
plural mag·is·tra·cies

Definition of MAGISTRACY

1
:  the state of being a magistrate
2
:  the office, power, or dignity of a magistrate
3
:  a body of magistrates
4
:  the district under a magistrate

First Known Use of MAGISTRACY

circa 1585

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