magistrate noun

ADJ. examining, investigating, licensing | chief, senior | city, local, town

VERB + MAGISTRATE appoint (sb), appoint sb as | appear before, come up before He is due to appear before magistrates in connection with a public order offence.

MAGISTRATE + VERB hear sth A thief who stole power tools from a store later sold them in a pub, Whitby magistrates heard yesterday. | fine sb | remand sb in custody | sentence sb | adjourn sth Magistrates adjourned the case until June 9.

PHRASES magistrates' court