Magistrate Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Magistrate, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Magistrate?

(n) Magistrate is the person authorized to perform the duties of the judge in a court, place of judicial authority or judicial functions specially entrusted on them. In certain statues the administrative executives of a province are also considered as magistrate