Definition of magistrature in US English:



  • See magistrate

    • ‘This organisation of competition for places on the Supreme Court of Justice is done in order to safeguard equality of expectations among candidates from each of the magistratures.’
    • ‘The old system of public administration and magistratures came under attack and was abolished by 1786.’
    • ‘Born in a family of magistrates, he was educated at a Jesuit school, studied the law, and practised in the Rouen magistrature until 1630.’