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Beak

A magistrate. (Anglo-Saxon beag, a gold collar worn by civic magistrates.) W. H. Black says, “The term is derived from a Mr. Beke, who was formerly a resident magistrate at the Tower Hamlets.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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