Magistracy
Magistracy Mag"is*tra*cy, n.; pl. {Magistracies}. [From {Magistrate}.] 1. The office or dignity of a magistrate. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. The collective body of magistrates. [1913 Webster]


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