committing magistrate


committing magistrate
An inferior judicial officer who is invested with authority to conduct the preliminary hearing of persons charged with crime, and either to discharge them for lack of sufficient prima facie evidence or to commit them to jail to await trial or (in some jurisdictions) to accept bail and release them thereon. The term is said to be synonymous with "examining court."

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • preliminary — Introductory; initiatory; preceding; temporary and provisional; as preliminary examination, injunction, articles of peace, etc @ preliminary complaint In some states, a court without jurisdiction to hear a criminal case on its merits may issue a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • examiners in chancery — Officers appointed by the English court of chancery to take the testimony of witnesses and to return the same to the court. examining court. A committing magistrate; a magistrate authorized to act, and presiding as, a magistrate inquiring into an …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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