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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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District Judges used to be known as Stipendiary Magistrates. Unlike magistrates, District Judges sit alone and have the authority to sit in any magistrates' court.
The criminal work that remains will then be carried out by professional lawyers known as District Judges (formerly Stipendiary Magistrates).
Stipendiary magistrate Peter Davidson remanded him in custody until November 16.
According to him, Beyan is brother of Stipendiary Magistrate Earnest F.B.
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.
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.
Stipendiary magistrate Euan Edment said the complainant had been "shocked, upset and frightened" by the horrific clip and could be affected "perhaps for the rest of her life".