Definition of metropolitan magistrate in English:
(In the UK) a stipendiary magistrate who sits in petty sessional courts in London.
- Fifthly, the metropolitan magistrate sitting as a court of committal must be satisfied, after he has heard representations, that the alleged conduct would constitute a serious offence in the foreign state and in the United Kingdom.
- Following arrest, the person should be brought before the metropolitan magistrate for committal proceedings.
- Prior to the amendment, paragraph 6 provided that the metropolitan magistrate should have the same jurisdiction and powers ‘as if the prisoner were brought before him charged with an indictable offence’.