magistracy[maj′is trə sē]
magistracy definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. magistracies
- the position, office, function, or term of a magistrate
- magistrates collectively
- the district under a magistrate; magistrate's jurisdiction
magistracy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mag·is·tra·cies
- The position, function, or term of office of a magistrate.
- A body of magistrates.
- The district under jurisdiction of a magistrate.