A public office having or combining executive and judicial functions, requiring judgement and not physical prowess, and considered suitable for a man between the ages of forty and sixty. (See Four Lives.) To be considered eligible for a magistracy, a candidate is expected to have a creditable record as a warrior, though this is not usually a legal requirement. Similarly, a respectable record as a magistrate is expected of candidates for most priesthoods. Magistracies usually attract no pay.

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