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magistrate

1. a public officer concerned with the administration of law
2. another name for justice of the peace
3. NZ the former name for district court judge
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Togba continues that while awaiting his lawyer at the court, Stipendiary Magistrate Bana allegedly convened the case and rendered judgment, requested him to pay bond fees of US$300 or go to jail, adding that in the process of talking with Magistrate Bana, he was prevented by court officers, who engaged him into a serious scuffle in an attempt to handcuff him but he resisted, leading to the damaging of his uniform, losing of phone and money.
District Judges used to be known as Stipendiary Magistrates.
Stipendiary magistrate Peter Davidson remanded him in custody until November 16.
instead filed a complaint against Stipendiary Magistrate Ernest F.
34-YEAR-OLD man, who attacked a father because he thought he had over-punished his stepson was told by the Cardiff Stipendiary Magistrate today: "If everyone starts giving everyone else what he thinks they deserve we are going to have chaos.
That was the curious problem that confronted the Liverpool stipendiary magistrate today, when John Harry Winterbottom, of 30 Moorfields, trading as J H Winterbottom and Co, newsagents and stationers, was summoned on an information which alleged that he exhibited a poster making an announcement with respect to the contents of a London newspaper, contrary to the Paper Restriction Order 1917.
Stipendiary magistrate Robin Christie deferred sentence until later this month for Thompson to produce his licence.
MAY 28, 1958: Huddersfield stipendiary magistrate Mr L H Pugh, ruled a contractor who let water run on to Manchester Road could not be charged with negligence because it froze and three cars skidded.
When I first started practice, there was one Stipendiary Magistrate in Liverpool who sat in the morning and rarely in the afternoon.
Yesterday before the stipendiary magistrate were 53 parents summoned for neglecting to send their children to school.
Stipendiary magistrate Robert Hamilton admonished McCulloch saying: "I'm going to take a very lenient view.