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magistrate
American English: /ˈmædʒəˌstreɪt/
British English: /ˈmadʒɪstrət/
, /ˈmadʒɪstreɪt/

Translation of magistrate in Spanish:

noun

  • (in UK)
    (juez que conoce de faltas y asuntos civiles de menor importancia)
    Example sentences
    • It is clear that the magistrates heard a great deal of factual evidence and had regard to that.
    • In sentencing the magistrates said the offences were so serious that custody was the only option.
    • Local residents should serve on juries in the upper courts and as lay magistrates in the lower courts.

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