The magistrates have both civil and criminal jurisdiction in minor cases.
(5) That the magistrates used their powers sometimes to raise wages, sometimes to force them down.
The seaport of Leith, though a distinct burgh, governed by its own magistrates, and electing its own representative to parliament, has also on its southern side become practically united to its great neighbour.
Each of the magisterial districts (of which, as has been said, there must be at least three and not more than ten in each county) elects one or two magistrates and constables, and a board of education of three members.
He was summoned before the magistrates of Utrecht to defend himself against charges of irreligion and slander.