Definition: official with power to administer the law
Definition: official with power to administer the law
Sentences Containing 'magistrate'
As no attempt was made to prevent it, the door was opened, and a magistrate, wearing his official scarf, presented himself, followed by four soldiers and a corporal.
said M. Morrel, addressing the magistrate, whom he evidently knew;``there is doubtless some mistake easily explained.''
``Edmond Dantes,''replied the magistrate,``I arrest you in the name of the law!''
Dantes descended the staircase, preceded by the magistrate, and followed by the soldiers.
A carriage awaited him at the door; he got in, followed by two soldiers and the magistrate, and the vehicle drove off towards Marseilles.
``Indeed I am,''replied the young magistrate with a smile;``and in the interesting trial that young lady is anxious to witness, the case would only be still more aggravated.
burst simultaneously from all who were near enough to the magistrate to hear his words.
The magistrate laid emphasis on these words, as if he wished to apply them to the owner himself, while his eyes seemed to plunge into the heart of one who, interceding for another, had himself need of indulgence.
It was then that he encountered for the first time Villefort's look, that look peculiar to the magistrate, who, while seeming to read the thoughts of others, betrays nothing of his own.
On opening the door, Villefort found himself facing him, and the young magistrate's first impulse was to pause.
The deputy procureur was, therefore, the first magistrate of Marseilles, when one morning his door opened, and M. Morrel was announced.
``Come nearer,''said the magistrate, with a patronizing wave of the hand,``and tell me to what circumstance I owe the honor of this visit.''
``In the first place, then, who examined you, the king's attorney, his deputy, or a magistrate?''
And you tell me this magistrate expressed great sympathy and commiseration for you?''
``Who enjoyed the reputation of being the most severe, the most upright, the most rigid magistrate on the bench?''
`What,'cried I,`do you, a magistrate, speak thus to me?'
He was not only a magistrate, he was almost a diplomatist.
And as he said this, the``eye severe''of the magistrate had lost nothing of its habitual arrogance.
It was a long time since the magistrate had heard a paradox so strong, or rather, to say the truth more exactly, it was the first time he had ever heard of it.
What magistrate would find, or even venture to insinuate, anything against this?
Dead bodies are not kept a year; they are shown to a magistrate, and the evidence is taken.
Magistrate and orator of great eloquence chancellor of France under Louis XV.
``Your probity,''replied the stranger,``is so well known to the prefect that he wishes as a magistrate to ascertain from you some particulars connected with the public safety, to ascertain which I am deputed to see you.
``Yes, I promise you, as faithfully as you have promised me that this horrible marriage shall not take place, and that if you are dragged before a magistrate or a priest, you will refuse.''
``Do you speak to me as a magistrate or as a friend?''
And when you have found the culprit, if you find him, I will say to you,`You are a magistrate, do as you will!'''
cried the magistrate, with an accent of horror and consternation,``are you still harping on that terrible idea?''
M.D'Avrigny soon restored the magistrate to consciousness, who had looked like a second corpse in that chamber of death.
``Come, magistrate,''said M.d'Avrigny,``show yourself a man; as an interpreter of the law, do honor to your profession by sacrificing your selfish interests to it.''
Few have passed through this revolutionary period, in the midst of which we were born, without some stain of infamy or blood to soil the uniform of the soldier, or the gown of the magistrate.
``You see you were deceived,''murmured the magistrate;``come and see her, and on her bed of agony entreat her pardon for having suspected her.''
``Which of you gentlemen,''asked the magistrate, without replying to the count,``answers to the name of Andrea Cavalcanti?''
But the inflexibility of the procureur should stop there; she would see him the next day, and if she could not make him fail in his duties as a magistrate, she would, at least, obtain all the indulgence he could allow.
Madame Danglars had often heard of the terror to which the magistrate alluded, but without the evidence of her own eyesight she could never have believed that the sentiment had been carried so far.
``Speak to me not as a magistrate, but as a friend; and when I am in bitter anguish of spirit, do not tell me that I ought to be gay.''
It was too soon for a visit from the examining magistrate, and too late for one from the director of the prison, or the doctor; it must, then, be the visitor he hoped for.
Just then the door opened, and the jailer, addressing himself to Bertuccio, said,``Excuse me, sir, but the examining magistrate is waiting for the prisoner.''
said the magistrate, without any introduction, placing himself between his wife and the door.
``I mean that the wife of the first magistrate in the capital shall not, by her infamy, soil an unblemished name; that she shall not, with one blow, dishonor her husband and her child.''
``The sitting is adjourned, gentlemen,''said the president;``fresh inquiries will be made, and the case will be tried next session by another magistrate.''
The protection of the magistrate renders the slave less contemptible in the eyes of his master, who is thereby induced to consider him with more regard, and to treat him with more gentleness.
In the Roman history, the first time we read of the magistrate interposing to protect the slave from the violence of his master, is under the emperors.
Under the republic no magistrate could have had authority enough to protect the slave, much less to punish the master.
In every city there seems to have been a public field, in which, under the protection of the public magistrate, the young people were taught their different exercises by different masters.
Men may live together in society with some tolerable degree of security, though there is no civil magistrate to protect them from the injustice of those passions.
Such a clergy, upon such an emergency, have commonly no other resource than to call upon the civil magistrate to persecute, destroy, or drive out their adversaries, as disturbers of the public peace.
The civil magistrate, who could comply with their demand only by giving them something which he would have chosen much rather to take, or to keep to himself, was seldom very forward to grant it.
In those small republics, therefore, the magistrate very soon found it necessary, for the sake of preserving the public peace, to assume to himself the right of presenting to all vacant benefices.
The poorest artificer, who labours alone, expects at least the protection of the magistrate, to ensure him the enjoyment of the fruits of his labour.
'How do you suppose he comes to be a Middlesex Magistrate?'
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