magistracy

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noun mag·is·tra·cy \ˈma-jə-strə-sē\

Definition of magistracy

plural

magistracies

  1. 1 :  the state of being a magistrate

  2. 2 :  the office, power, or dignity of a magistrate

  3. 3 :  a body of magistrates

  4. 4 :  the district under a magistrate

First Known Use of magistracy

1577


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