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Civil Magistrate

(A). A civic or municipal magistrate, as distinguished from ecclesiastical authority. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Civil Service EstimatesCivil List A B …

Blind Magistrate

(The). Sir John Fielding, knighted in 1761, was born blind. He was in the commission of the Peace for Middlesex, Surrey, Essex, and the liberties of Westminster. Source: Dictionary of Phr…

Glasgow Magistrate

(A). A salt herring. When George IV. visited Glasgow some wag placed a salt herring on the iron guard of the carriage of a well-known magistrate who formed one of the deputation to receive …

Lady Magistrate

Lady Berkley was made by Queen Mary a justice of the peace for Gloucestershire and appointed to the quorum of Suffolk. Lady Berkley sat on the bench at assizes and sessions, girt with a swo…

Kingly Titles

Abgarus (The Grand). So the kings of Edessa were styled. Abimelech (my father the king). The chief ruler of the ancient Philistines. Agag (lord). The chief ruler of the Amalekites (4 syl.).…

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 …

British Parliament: The Quartering Act of 1765

The Quartering Act of 1765British Parliament24 March 1765An act to amend and render more effectual, in his Majesty's dominions in America, an act passed in this present session of parliament, …

Mayor

The chief magistrate of a city, elected by the citizens, and holding office for twelve months. The chief magistrate of London is The Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, one of the Privy Council. Sin…

Michaelmas Day

September 29th, one of the quarter-days when rents are paid, and the day when magistrates are elected. Michael the archangel is represented in the Bible as the general of the celestial host…

The Federalist Papers

by AlexanderHamilton, JamesMadison and JohnJayFederalist No. 46Federalist No. 48Federalist No. 47 The Particular Structure of the New Government and the Distribution of Power Among Its Diff…