magistrate

magistrate

An official who exercised ordinary administration of the Roman Empire’s cities. Magistrates quieted sedition (Luke 12:11), settled property disputes (Acts 16:20-22) and debts (Luke 12:58), and policed and jailed felons (Acts 16:35-38).

Luke 12:11

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Acts 16:20-22

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Luke 12:58

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Acts 16:35-38

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