magistracy

noun
mag·​is·​tra·​cy | \ ˈma-jə-strə-sē How to pronounce magistracy (audio) \
plural magistracies

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

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Magistracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magistracy. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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