Definition of magistrature in English:

magistrature

noun

See magistrate

  • ‘Born in a family of magistrates, he was educated at a Jesuit school, studied the law, and practised in the Rouen magistrature until 1630.’
  • ‘This organisation of competition for places on the Supreme Court of Justice is done in order to safeguard equality of expectations among candidates from each of the magistratures.’
  • ‘The old system of public administration and magistratures came under attack and was abolished by 1786.’

Pronunciation

magistrature

/ˈmadʒɪstrətʃə/