Posted by John W on August 22, 1998 at 17:18:29:
In response to Thanks so much Caroline and John. Now, to get it straight..., written by SuzanneR on August 22, 1998 at 13:17:53
The word magistrate describes a judicial function, a JP sitting in court is one type of magistrate, and there are others. A single JP could do certain things out of court--commit you to the lockup for example, and could sit alone for some magisterial functions but a panel was more usual for serious business I think, then as now.
- Justices of the Peace (long) Captain Everett 21:30:08 8/24/98 (1)
- Thanks, Captain Everett! If you feel like it sometime... SuzanneR 22:31:06 8/24/98 (0)
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